Original artwork accompanies this biography of Irma Rangel, the first Hispanic female to serve in the Texas state legislature.
This biography will help you integrate social studies standards with your language arts curriculum. You can use this biography in conjunction with a unit on people who have influenced their community, state, or nation. Also, this can be used as a stand alone reading comprehension passage. Included are 10 questions that cover skills in reading a timeline, cause/effect, summary, antonyms, and using text evidence.
Depending on the level of your students, an essay question about Irma Rangel's contributions to the state of Texas could be assigned.
Information for this biography came from an oral history interview in 1996 and the newspaper, The Austin American Statesman.