Biography (nonfiction), 2,363 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 900L
Multilevel Book also available in levels W and Z1
Among the many athletes throughout American history, there are several record-setting superstars who revolutionized their sports. American Sports Legends highlights four athletes of tremendous character who left behind inspiring legacies. Overcoming obstacles such as discrimination, physical limitations, and sexism, these legends proved that, with passion and commitment, anything is possible. The books and lesson are available for levels W and Z1.
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Determine elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use dashes
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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