The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book. This collection offers a wonderful forum for teaching students strategies for determining importance when reading nonfiction texts.
The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 7 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries please visit CalkinsLibraries.com.