Dian Fossey: Famous American

Perfect for April and Earth Day, this colorful mini-biography of zoologist Dian Fossey will inform and delight your students. Includes a catchy poem, a short nonfiction text, and comprehension activities for before, during, and after reading. See Full Product Description.

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Inspire your students with the brightly illustrated story of Dion Fossey, the famed zoologist and primatologist who devoted her life to the study and protection of wild mountain gorillas. This resource includes a rhyming poem, a companion read-aloud biography to be printed or projected, and tons of tips and questions to enhance comprehension and understanding of key concepts.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10
Teaching Tips

Maximize the utility of this resource by using it in multiple ways. Read it with your whole class, in small groups, or as part of partner and independent reading. Incorporate the poem in phonics instruction or connect to your social studies curriculum.

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