Biography (nonfiction), 1,187 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 850L
Lawyer, slave owner, architect, writer, Founding Father, secretary of state, president-Thomas Jefferson was all these things. Readers will learn how Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence, served the American colonies, and helped shape the United States into the nation it is today. Students may know him as the third president, but Thomas Jefferson was much more.
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Identify elements of a biography
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Recognize and use possessive nouns
Identify how the suffix -ion changes the meaning of words
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