Critical Reading Series: Eccentrics


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    at a higher readability level

  • Emphasis is on reading...
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Motivate students with our best-selling series

of high-interest selections

  • This best-selling series motivates students with high-interest selections

    at a higher readability level

  • Emphasis is on reading nonfiction
  • Critical thinking questions prepare students for state and national tests

Critical Reading, a perennial favorite for middle school and high school

students of all ability levels, fascinates with astounding and intriguing stories

of real-life adventure. Comprehension questions reinforce literal

understanding, while critical thinking questions encourage students to

consider the author’s purpose, make inferences, identify cause and effect,

and make predictions. The entire series is designed to reinforce state

reading standards. The

selections in the Critical Reading

series are at the highest level of

readability in our triple-threat

offering which also includes The

Real Deal and The Wild Side.

  • Reading Level 6-8
  • Interest Level 6-12
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890611098
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Critical Reading Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

EccentricsStories of Unusual and Remarkable PeopleSnowflake Bentley: A Fascination with Snow, Blark Bart: Gentle Bandit, George Kaufman: Keeping Fit, Doris Duke: Poor Little Rich Girl, Johnny Appleseed: Planting the Wilderness, Diamond Jim Brady: Man with the Boundless Appetite, Lillie Hitchcock Coit: Chasing Fire Engines, Bill Veeck: Entertaining the Fans, Gertrude Lintz: How "Human" are Apes?, Hetty Green: Money was Everything, Alan Abel: Professional Prankster, Ludwig II: The Dream King, Salvador Dali: A Question of Reality, Sun Ra: Music from Outer Space, Norton I: Emperor of the United States, Carry Nation: Fighting the "Hellish Poison", Vincent van Gogh: Tragic Genius, Amanda Feilding: Woman with a Hole in Her Head, Ferdinand Demara: The Great Imposter, Dennis Rodman: Bad as He Wants to Be, and Imelda Marcos: World's Greatest Shopper

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