Are you looking for non-fiction texts for lower elementary students?
Well, I have a solution for you!
Red Chair Press has a fantastic collection of diverse biographies that are perfect for beginning readers.
Some of the subjects are well-known, while others not so much. There are a few I didn’t know, like Prima Ballerina, Maria Tallchief, and Senator Daniel Inouye.
Oh, and I LOVE how the Cesar Chavez book didn’t leave out Dolores Huerta. I think she needs her own book (wink, wink).
Over the last few years, the amount of diverse biographies and literary non-fiction available on bookshelves has exploded. Unfortunately, they often leave out the little guys. Many of the books are too long or too complicated for younger readers.
This is what makes these beginner biographies a perfect choice.
They are bite-sized, but FULL of information!
What I also appreciate about these books is that they are full of text features. Having age-appropriate books to model what non-fiction text features look like is so bomb to me!
Don’t believe me? Check them out below!
I already have tons of ideas of how I can use them in my classroom! I’ll share a few of those ideas with you soon!
Go check out this amazing collection from Red Chair Press!