This collection of passages for Grade 3 provides students with close reading practice. You may have heard of these people from America's past: Pocahontas, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. But do you know the stories of their lives and times? How did they make a difference in the history of the United States? Read the excerpts in this book to learn the details that made them famous and their important contributions to our nation's early years. Also included are places to pause and reflect on the text and opportunities to respond to the reading.