Informational (nonfiction), 1,001 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 750L
At age 32 Sally Ride was not only the first American woman in space, she was also the youngest astronaut in NASA's history-male or female. This book highlights her accomplishments and describes her training. Other women astronauts are introduced and the Challenger's excursions are described. NASA photographs and captions support the text.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions
Identify the sequence of events
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create proper nouns
Alphabetize vocabulary words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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