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Women’s History Short Biographies

Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, these eight stories about 8 famous women from history improve comprehension and spelling at the same time. The stories include blanks for missing vowels, so students must supply 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, and students enjoy the challenge of finding the correct vowels to complete the stories of famous women.

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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