The COVID-19 Pandemic

A Coronavirus Timeline

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In late 2019 the Chinese city of Wuhan reported several cases of what doctors thought was pneumonia. But it wasn’t long before officials identified a new coronavirus behind the outbreak: SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, quickly spread through China and then around the world.

In the United States and everywhere else it landed, the virus drastically changed familiar ways of life. Events were canceled, schools moved online, and whole countries shut down in an attempt to slow the virus’s spread. Meanwhile, frontline workers kept essential services running, and scientists raced to discover as much as they could about the viral threat. Follow the timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about key figures in the US government’s response, and find out what’s next in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF024020, JNF025250, JNF025140
Dewey 614.5/924140973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 920
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511348
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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Gateway Biographies

Discover the human side of newsworthy, historical, and pop culture figures, and learn about people leading key social movements or handling crises. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotations and stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of… View available downloads →