Biography (nonfiction), 1,915 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1050L
Joe Kittinger is a man of extraordinary courage who made important contributions to the field of space exploration. Students will learn about Kittinger's work with high-altitude balloons and incredible acts of bravery that benefited both pilots and astronauts. Photographs support the text.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Sequence events of a person's life
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use adjectives
Define and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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