Great for reading, language arts, and social studies! This 4th-grade Level R reader tells the story of Joseph Glidden (1813-1906), known by some as the "Father of Barbed Wire". He did not invent the first barbed wire, but he improved it with his own design. This resulted in the form of barbed wire we use today throughout the world. The extensive use of barbed wire greatly impacted farming and ranching in the American Great Plains.
This book will help your students build their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension while learning interesting facts.
The book comes with five accompanying worksheets which reinforce literacy skills involving reading, language, spelling, and writing. Specific concepts, skills, and vocabulary targeted in each book are listed on the first page of the four-page story.
This is one of the original series of leveled books I have written which incorporate the Fountas and Pinnell leveled vocabulary, Rebecca Sitton spelling words, and common core curriculum standards for grades K-6 in the United States.