Biography (nonfiction), 646 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 860L
Multilevel Book also available in levels L and R
George Washington Carver is a biographical text that chronicles the accomplishments of an African-American scientist. Born into slavery but set free after the Civil War, Carver struggled to get an education during a time of segregated schools. He eventually became a professor of agriculture and inventor who dedicated his life to helping farmers, and became famous in the process. He won the respect of a nation at a time when African Americans faced widespread discrimination. Book and lesson also available at Levels L and R.
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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
Fluently read the diphthong /ou/ sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize proper nouns: names of people
Identify and create compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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