Eleanor Roosevelt: Nonfiction Passage & Crossword Puzzle

This mini-biography—along with a crossword puzzle—promotes comprehension, builds vocabulary, and offers students a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, writer, lecturer, diplomat, and humanitarian. See Full Product Description.

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This resource puts the spotlight on Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most significant female figures of the 20th century. The informational text passage sums up the many achievements of her life—from serving as the eyes, ears, legs, and conscience of FDR, president of the US during the Great Depression and WWII, to becoming delegate to the United Nations, and finally, to working as a humanitarian to improve the lives of people everywhere. Links up to social studies, Women's History Month, or American History units.

Featured vocabulary words: humanitarian and ambassador. The comprehension-building crossword puzzle makes it great fun to build skills and stimulate student reading progress and achievement.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-LiteracyRI.RI.6.10

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