Biography (nonfiction), 1,337 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 960L
Multilevel Book also available in levels S and Y
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” These are the words of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who learned as a young slave that education and freedom go hand in hand. Students will follow his life story as they read this book and learn how Douglass's desire for his own freedom led him to become one of the most important civil rights leaders in the United States. Book and lesson are also available at Levels S and Y.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adverbs
Identify and understand root words and their affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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