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Bigraphy Shorts 1 - Celebrities

Prompts students of all ages to practice reading comprehension skills
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Biography Shorts 1 Celebrities is a 210-page, reproducible binder, by Jennifer Howell, that helps students of all ages practice reading comprehension skills as they read biographies about their favorite sports heroes, movie stars, and pop icons. Students will be drawn in by the stories of these influential and well-known personalities. The text is both accessible and appealing to reluctant readers. Written at a 3.0-4.5 reading level.

SHORTS Features 30 easy-to-read, one-page passages, or shorts, about today's hottest celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Tiger Woods.

ACTIVITY SHEETS Each short is followed by a series of four activity sheets that focus on reading comprehension skills. Students are asked to answer fact recall questions, determine cause and effect, identify main ideas and details, compare and contrast, use timelines, and place events in sequence. Extension activities are also included for each passage. These extension activities allow students to make personal connections to the text, do further research, and craft written responses. A quiz follows each series of activity sheets and includes questions written in standardized test format. Answer keys are also provided.

Bigraphy Shorts 1 - Celebrities


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