Downloadable Literature Guides


You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 10-page unit for Thomas Edison, A Brilliant Inventor and Jeopardy-type game PLUS the 13-page unit The Boy Who Invented TV NOW for immediate download for only $11.95! 23 pages of activities! Sharable in your school. Click Here to Download

Thomas Edison, A Brilliant Inventor
by the Editors of Time for Kids

Lights! Music! Movies! The electronic age is born, thanks to The Brilliant Inventor, Thomas Alva Edison! This true story about the great inventor will bring him to life and make you wonder what's around the corner for you to invent in your lifetime!

Research Links for Thomas Edison, A Brilliant Inventor

Literary Connections

The Boy Who Invented Television: Philo Farnsworth
by Kathleen Krull with Kids' Wings unit in Tempests and Teammates

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch, Kids Wings Unit in Tales for Two Centuries

Leonardo DaVinci by Diane Stanley, by Mary Jane Auch, Kids Wings Unit in Character Connections

The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery, Kids Wings Unit in Forged in the Fire

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery, Kids Wings Unit in Light in the Darkness

Kids Wings 5-Star Rating:

(Symbolizing high moral character in literature)

A 26-page paired activity guides for Thomas Edison and Philo Farnsworth, perfect for lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard for is now available!

The Kids' Wings Study Guide
Thomas Edison, The Brilliant Inventor
Key Words and Testing Prior Knowledge in Non-fiction Literature
Opening New Worlds Crossword Puzzle
Picturing Success
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Visualizing Young Edison's Jobs
Historical Newspapers
Dreamers and Doers
Adding Electricity to an Old Game
Math Teasers
Multiple Choice Math
Edison's Six I's
Answer Keys


Thomas Edison is one of the 21 literature guides in our Kids Wings Forever Friendships collection! We are now closing out our hard copies so it is now the least expensive that it will ever be. $.71 per literature guide while supplies last!


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