Biography (nonfiction), 1,745 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 980L
Alberto Salazar: An American Runner is a biographical text that focuses on the inspiration and motivation of a very accomplished distance runner. The book informs readers of how Alberto discovered his amazing talent and highlights important events that shaped his life. Photographs, and maps support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember a timeline of events
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of a dash as punctuation
Recognize and form compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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