Biography (nonfiction), 1,248 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 930L
Thomas Edison focuses on the inspirations and motivations of the famous inventor. The book begins with "Al" as a young, curious boy, and continues through his life, highlighting the important events that shaped him and his accomplishments. Detailed photographs and illustrations support the text. Students will also have the opportunity to summarize as well as identify elements of a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and R.
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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 : Understand and use possessive nouns
Homophones : Identify homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class