This is just a taste of the information found in the 14 mini-biographies featured in this Reader. Each spotlights one of Hollywood’s hottest male stars. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Matt Damon are among the actors featured. Since most people enjoy reading about celebrities, even reluctant readers will be eager to take on these interesting one-page articles. A photo accompanies each bio to assist with visual recognition.
Learning activities follow each reading to test comprehension, enrich vocabulary, and enhance following-directions skills. Relevant questions, word/definition matching, crossword puzzles, and fill-in-the-blanks are among of the activities featured. Finally, there is a related research project for each story.