Women's History Biography Stories

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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18 pages
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Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, these stories improve both comprehension and spelling while students learn about Women's History.

The eight short biographies of high-achieving women provide complete wording with blanks for most of the vowels that the readers then must supply. Students enjoy trying to provide them.

This variation of the cloze technique, accepted by reading authorities as an effective comprehension strategy, requires students to recognize sentence structure and meaning as a way of improving comprehension. Spelling practice with vowels is an added feature.

Each story fits on one side of a piece of paper, and an Answer Key is provided for easy grading, if desired. Stories include several different ethnic groups.

Thet are great for homework, seat work, extra credit, and learning centers, especially during March.

Set 1

A. Fabiola Gianotti--Physicist

B. Maya Lin--Architect

C. Georgia O'Keefe--Artist

D. Sally Ride--Astronaut

Set 2

A. Susan B. Anthony--Suffragette

B. Elizabeth Blackwell--First US Female Doctor

C. Sacajawea--Wilderness Guide

D. Harriet Tubman--Daring Abolitionist

For Grades 3-8

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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