Biography (nonfiction), 1,626 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1050L
Joe Kittinger is a man of extraordinary courage who made important contributions to the field of space exploration. Students will learn about Kittinger's work with high-altitude balloons and incredible acts of bravery that benefited both pilots and astronauts. Photographs support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Sequence events of a person's life
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Fluently read numbers within the text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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