Teaching Children's Literature

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Profiles: One Event, Six Bios: World War II

book cover - Profiles WWII

Informational Text
Bibliographic information:  written by Aaron Rosenburg, published by Scholastic, c. 2011
Lexile: 940L
Synopsis: There are six biographies of men who were pivotal leaders in World War II: Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Emperor Hirohito, and Dwight D. Eisenhower
Rationale for classroom use: Students studying WWII get a quick overview/biography of the six leaders; includes photos.
CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

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