Biography (nonfiction), 2,017 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 960L
From humble beginnings to the presidency of a large country, Nelson Mandela is a fascinating man. This biographical text chronicles his early life, his civil rights activism, his prison years, and his tireless work to end apartheid (the racial segregation policy of South Africa). Like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela will always be a symbol of freedom and equality for all.
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apartheid, boycotted, censored, colonized, conspiracy, dignity, minority, protesting, reconciliation, sabotage, segregated, sentenced
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Summarize to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and understand the use of a comma in a series
Multiple Meaning Words : Recognize and define multiple-meaning words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class