Biography (nonfiction), 2,310 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 960L
Rosalind Franklin's Beautiful Twist tells the story of a brilliant but relatively unknown scientist, Rosalind Franklin. The book chronicles Rosalind's life and her work to discover the makeup and purpose of DNA, a blueprint for the building blocks of all living things. Because she was a woman in a male-dominated institution, male scientists took credit for her research and findings. Read about this fascinating woman and her now-known contributions to science.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Sequence events in a biographical text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use commas for a variety of purposes
Identify syllable patterns
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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