Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading Level 4)
At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentaryFirst Position,as well asDancing with the Stars,Good Morning America,andOprahmagazine.
Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
- Short paragraphs
- More challenging vocabulary
- 48 pages each
The "Step Into Reading" series provides readers of all levels with engaging books appropriate for their reading skill. Step 1 books are geared towards children who know the alphabet and want to begin reading. Step 2 readers hold short, simple sentences and focus on beginning phonics skills as young children read and sound out words with help. In Step 3, stories are a little longer with fun characters and easy plots to satisfy children reading by themselves. Short paragraphs and increasingly difficult vocabulary are introduced in Step 4 as students are building their reading confidence. Step 5 storybooks provide skilled readers with chapter books. Each level features a captivating assortment of fiction and nonfiction topics, all colorfully illustrated and appealing to young readers.