Biography (nonfiction), 1,272 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 820L
Multilevel Book also available in levels R and X
A Crafty Escape tells the story of married slaves, William and Ellen Craft, who escaped in disguise to the North, 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 R and X.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use proper nouns that name places
Identify and use homophones correctly in sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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