Biography (nonfiction), 1,120 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 1050L
Indigenous peoples in Australia have experienced inequality since the arrival of white colonists. Fortunately, more and more people are advocating for change and fighting for equality for all using different platforms. Cathy Freeman provides students with biographical information about an Aboriginal Australian athlete who used her success to bring attention to the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples and to motivate and inspire people around the world. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of prefixes.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use linking verbs
Common Prefixes : Identify and use prefixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class