Informational (nonfiction), 1,201 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 860L
Did you know that children invented snowboards, trampolines, and Popsicles? Many inventions have been created by kids, and famous inventors often started their work at an early age. Kid Inventors describes the achievements of several forward-thinking children, and concludes with advice on how any child can become an inventor. Photographs focus on both the inventions and the inventors highlighted in the book. Fluent readers will be inspired by these accounts of children changing the world with their ideas.
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creativity, demonstrated, design, device, invented, model, patent, prototype, version
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