Biography (nonfiction), 1,188 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 770L
“This is the way to learn!” wrote Elizabeth Blackwell in 1847, after beginning her medical studies. Blackwell was the first woman ever to attend medical college. Readers will learn how this determined woman never gave up on her dream, and how she went on to devote her life to helping others. In the process, she also broke down many of the barriers to becoming doctors that women once faced.
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Summarize to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use proper nouns that name places
Identify and understand syllable patterns
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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