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Biography (nonfiction), 1,031 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 690L
Multilevel Book also available in levels U and X
A Crafty Escape tells the story of married slaves, William and Ellen Craft, who escaped to the North in disguise where they could live freely. Colorful illustrations and informational sidebars will keep students interested in this couple's daring journey to freedom. Students will also have the opportunity to identify elements of a biography as well as summarize to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels U and X.
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Summarize to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Understand and use proper nouns that name places
Homophones : Identify and use homophones correctly in sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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