Biography (nonfiction), 1,893 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 770L
Ben Franklin is a biographical text about the many accomplishments of this famous inventor, author, and politician. Chronicling his life from birth to death, readers learn about his contributions, family, early business ventures, and beliefs, all of which provide insight into the personal side of his character. Famous quotes by Franklin introduce each chapter, and photographs and illustrations support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions while reading
Identify elements of a biography
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Identify and understand multiple-meaning words
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