Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Informational (nonfiction), Level V (Grade 4), Abridged, Lexile 950L
John Muir is an important figure in United States history, renowned for his contributions to environmental conservation. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the conservation movement, as was evidenced by his devotion to protecting wilderness areas for generations to come. John Muir introduces students to the impactful and humble life of a man whose work forever changed the American landscape. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels S and Y.