This informational article is a culturally relevant text that is at a perfect lexile level for struggling middle school readers. One page long and focused on a prominent American teenage athlete, Simone Biles, this text lends itself to the teaching and learning of Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts. Additionally, this text exposes students to a young woman who has used hard work, discipline, and determination to accomplish her goals, character traits that are important to instill in the children in our classrooms today. This text is the perfect length to use for a bell ringer activity, exit ticket activity, differentiated instruction for struggling learners, homework or tutoring. While this text is free, I have created Common Core aligned text dependent questions to accompany this text. Simply look for my item titled "Simone Text Dependent Questions", and your students will have a culturally relevant and rigorous activity, all rolled into one!