A Crafty Escape
Biography (nonfiction) 1,522 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 900LA Crafty Escape tells the story of a married enslaved couple, William and Ellen Craft, who escaped in disguise to the North, where they could live freely. Colorful illustrations and informational sidebars will keep students interested in this couple's daring journey to freedom. Students will also have the opportunity to identify elements of a biography as well as summarize to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels R and U.
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