Informational (nonfiction) 1,587 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1020L.The year 1969 marked a tremendous leap, not only for the United States, but for all of mankind. That was the year Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. Through much trial and error, NASA was finally successful in its ambitious endeavor to send a man to the moon. Apollo 11 provides students a detailed and comprehensive look at the Apollo 11 mission and the events leading up to this historic moment. The book can also be used to teach students how to accurately sequence events and identify and use hyphenated compound adjectives.
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