Biography (nonfiction), 1,113 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 970L
At the young age of twenty-two, Pat Summitt, a former college basketball star, found herself coaching a major college team and leading them to a winning season. Throughout her career as both an athlete and a coach, Summitt demonstrated great perseverance and became legendary through her successes. In Pat Summitt: Coaching Legend, students will learn about the life of this remarkable woman who helped to forever change the world of athletics for women. The book can also be used to teach summarizing skills and how to determine the elements of a biography.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize subject-verb agreement
Identify and use boldface words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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