Biography (nonfiction), 895 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 870L
Multilevel Book also available in level N
Having grown up in the segregated South of the United States, Thurgood Marshall spent his life working for equality. Among his many accomplishments, Marshall helped to end school segregation in the United States and became a Supreme Court justice in 1967. Thurgood Marshall gives students a glimpse into the legal mind and life's work of a remarkable man. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and the proper use of commas after introductory words. The book and lesson plan are also available in levels K and N.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions : Make inferences or draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Use commas after introductory words
Concept Words : Identify and use number words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class