|A skilled sharpshooter, Davy Crockett made a name for himself by hunting bears, deer, cougar, mink, beaver, otters, raccoons, and anything else that moved in Tennessee. He fought against Native Americans alongside General Andrew Jackson but later became a voice against their abuse. Crockett was both a congressman and an adventurer who finally laid down his life fighting for the freedom of the republic of Texas.
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to standards.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge—bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.