Biography (nonfiction), 1,307 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 980L
Multilevel Book also available in levels P and S
Many people have heard of Marco Polo, but far fewer people have heard of Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveler of the Middle Ages. In World Traveler Ibn Battuta, students will learn about the adventures and journeys of this remarkable man who traveled over 75,000 miles in his lifetime. The book can also be used to teach how to summarize text and to determine elements of a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels P and S.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use proper nouns as names of places
Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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