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Biography (nonfiction), 1,762 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1070L
Female Sports Stars is a biographical text that focuses on the inspiration and motivation of four young ladies: Mia Hamm, Venus and Serena Williams, and Bethany Hamilton. Each story provides students with positive messages that inspire them to succeed. Photographs support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Summarize to understand nonfiction text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use complex sentences
Understand the use of synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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