Biography (nonfiction), 1,328 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 890L
Known as the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei was renowned for his brilliant mind and fierce determination to ask and answer difficult questions. Although his scientific endeavors ultimately led to trouble with religious authorities, Galileo persevered and remains one of the most influential scientists in history. In Galileo, students will learn about the discoveries of this remarkable Renaissance man who forever changed the course of science. The book can also be used to teach students how to summarize and to determine elements of a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels P and S.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class