A Story about Cyrus McCormick
From the Series Creative Minds Biographies
Cyrus McCormick patented and manufactured the reaper, an important 19th century invention that dramatically improved the efficiency of wheat farming. While McCormick did not invent the reaper solely by himself, he did refine and popularize it. His company eventually became the International Harvester Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||110548|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, and Teaching Guides|
Author: Catherine A. Welch
Catherine A. Welch is an award-winning author with more than 20 books to her credit and is a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature. Elementary teachers have found her two short historical fiction books especially useful in the classroom. A teaching strategy for her book, Clouds of Terror, an NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, appeared in Instructor (October 1995). A four-day lesson plan for Danger at the Breaker, her book praised by School Library Journal and Booklist, appears at teachers.net. While many of her works are biographies and history books, her writing credits include several science books. She has degrees in biology and biochemistry, and enjoys giving writing workshops to children and teachers.
Illustrator: Jan Naimo Jones
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Creative Minds Biographies
Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →