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Autobiography (nonfiction), 2,027 words, Spanish Level Y (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.
Use the reading strategy of making connections to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction 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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