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Biography Shorts 2 - Historical Figures

Prompts students of all ages to practice reading comprehension skills as they read biographies about famous people
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Biography Shorts
Students will be drawn into the stories of these influential people, both current celebrities and important figures in history. The text, written at a 3.0-4.5 reading level, is both accessible and appealing to struggling learners.

210 Pages per Binder
30 Stories per Binder
Activity Sheets
Quizzes & Answer Key
Extension Activities

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. The 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.

Celebrities - Includes biographies of favorite sports heroes, movie stars, and pop icons, such as Lance Armstrong, Will Smith, J.K. Rowling, Bono, and more.

Historical Figures - Includes biographies of important people in American history, such as George Washington, Upton Sinclair, Shirley Chisholm, and more.

Available as a Set of 2



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