Biography (nonfiction), 1,145 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
Dolores Huerta has impacted the lives of millions of people in the United States throughout her lifelong fight for equal rights. As an activist and spokeswoman for farmworkers in America, Huerta has helped write and rewrite labor laws, ban harmful pesticides to protect farmworkers, and improve the working conditions for many. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor in 2012, Huerta continues to fight for those without a voice. Dolores Huerta introduces students to the persistent efforts of this powerful activist throughout her life's work. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to identify prepositional phrases.
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activism, agricultural, boycott, civil rights, discrimination, feminist, immigrants, lobbyist, minorities, prejudice, strike, union
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Prepositional Phrases : Recognize and use prepositional phrases
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ation
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class