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Autobiography (nonfiction), 2,546 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 920L
Booker T. Washington was a slave on a plantation in Virginia until he was nine years old. His autobiography offers readers a look into his life as a young child. Simple pleasures, such as eating with a fork, sleeping in a bed, and wearing comfortable clothing, were unavailable to Washington and his family. His brief glimpses into a schoolhouse were all it took to make him long for a chance to study and learn. Readers will enjoy the straightforward and strong voice Washington uses to tell his story.
Make connections to prior knowledge to understand the text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and form complex sentences
Use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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