Biography (nonfiction), 927 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 870L
Baseball is known as America's pastime, and many people enjoy playing and watching this sport. But, did you know there was a time when black athletes were not allowed to play on the same teams as white athletes? Jackie Robinson tells the story of the man who changed that. Detailed photographs and engaging text will keep students interested in this important part of American history. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify elements of a biography as well as to create a summary to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels K and N.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Declarative Sentences : Recognize and use declarative sentences
Homographs : Identify and use homographs correctly in sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class