Showdown: Underdogs

Retail Price: $11.99
School Library Price: $8.99
  • Age Range: 10-18
  • Grade: 6-8
  • Lexile: 970L
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Reading Level: 7.8
  • Item: 28058
  • ISBN: 9781425850074
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 920
  • Pages: 48

Everyone loves the story of an underdog--someone who has beaten the odds and become successful. Be inspired by the real-life individuals who have overcome oppression, poverty, and physical challenges to achieve their goals. Created in partnership with TIME©, this nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills while students are engaged in reading high-interest content.

  • Reader's Guide and Try It! provide extensive language-development activities to develop critical thinking
  • Table of contents, glossary, and index help increase comprehension and strengthen academic vocabulary
  • A fun culminating activity challenges students to research an underdog
  • Prepares students for college and career and aligns with state and national standards