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Interview (nonfiction), 2,662 words, Spanish Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 870L
Erik Weihenmayer lost his sight when he was thirteen. Despite his blindness, he went on to climb the Seven Summits of the world as an adult. Readers learn about the dedication and work required to prepare for a climb, the dangers faced by mountain climbers, and how a blind person "sees" the world. Erik also shares his passion for helping and inspiring others. Photographs, charts, and Web sources support the text.
Use the reading strategy of making connections to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction text
Sequence Events : Sequence events to gain understanding
Grammar and Mechanics
Verb Tense : Identify past- and present-tense verbs
Content Vocabulary : Recognize and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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