Biography (nonfiction), 232 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
People follow traffic signals every day. Did you ever wonder where the idea for the traffic signal came from? Garrett Morgan and the Traffic Signal tells about the problems of buggy and car drivers in the 1920s and one man's plan to help keep the streets safe.
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Identify elements of a biography
Manipulate initial and final sounds
Recognize open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and recognize verbs
Identify and understand how to place words in alphabetical order
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