Biography (nonfiction), 1,197 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 900L
The American Red Cross helps people all over the United States and the world, but it began with one woman: Clara Barton. Readers will learn about her childhood, her time as a teacher, and her work helping wounded soldiers during the Civil War as well as her other remarkable humanitarian efforts. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
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Identify elements of a biography
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Classify names of places as proper nouns
Interpret and create metaphors
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