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Claims to Fame 2

Claims to Fame 2 contains 14 biographies of people from a variety of careers. The following biographies are included:
• Jerry Yang
• Elizabeth Cochrane
• Dr. Susan Scott
• Jose Marti
• Patricia Jean Billings
• Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
• Katherine Switzer
• Al Hirschfeld
• Sarah Breedlove Walker
• Sam Wanamaker
• Dr. Sara Josephine Baker
• Maya Lin
• Jaime Laredo
• Eliza Lucas Pickney

The brief stories, running from one-and-a-half to three pages as the series advances, are accompanied by black-and-white photos showing the person or his or her work. Three exercises - Thinking about What You Have Read, Working with Words, and Writing Skills - check comprehension, expand vocabulary, and offer writing opportunities.

Skills Addressed
• Prereading focus
• Factual recall
• Critical interpretation
• Response to writing prompts
• Comprehension strategies
• Literal recall questions
• Inferential questions
• Synonyms and antonyms
• Similes
• Homophones
• Affixes
• Suffixes
• Critical thinking
• Responding to passages in writing
• Vocabulary development
• Test preparation
• Writing development
About Claims to Fame: This engaging three-book series of short biographies will help students learn about diverse people as they develop reading, thinking, and writing skills useful for succeeding on standardized tests.