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Stephen Hawking

Famous People

High Int – Adv

Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students read a biography about one of the world’s most famous scientists of this era. Students learn and review new vocabulary and paraphrase their understanding of black holes.

  • dedicate
  • physics
  • significant
  • think outside the box
  • cosmology
  • ALS
  • big bang theory
  • incompatible
  • evaporate
  • tracheotomy
  • deteriorate
  • thrive
  • synthesizer
  • give something/someone away
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • vocabulary preview
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension tasks
  • discussion questions
  • optional video task
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Knowledge Note(Reference)
  • Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion (Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)