Biography (nonfiction), 1,410 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1070L
Andrew Carnegie rose up from humble origins to dominate the U.S. steel industry and become one of the greatest philanthropists of all time. In Andrew Carnegie students will learn about the life of this generous man and how his legacy lives on in his libraries and organizations. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships and to use hyphenated compound adjectives.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Hyphenated Compound Adjectives : Recognize and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Boldface Words : Identify and use boldface words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class