Biography (nonfiction), 1,190 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 860L
Lawyer, architect, writer, Founder, secretary of state, president—Thomas Jefferson was all these things and more. Readers will learn how Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence, served the American colonies, and helped shape the United States into the nation it is today. Along the way, they will also discover Jefferson's contradictions and complexity.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
Suffixes : Identify how the suffix -ion changes the meaning of words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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