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Before a bill is voted into law, U.S. senators are allowed to talk about it as much as they want—with no time limit. They can delay the vote by talking without stopping because of filibuster. Explore how senators filibuster, why they filibuster, and why some people question the use of filibuster. Dyslexic-friendly font and design in this curricular hi-lo series makes current events approachable for all!
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|BISACS||JNF053000, JNF043000, JNF030000|
|Series||In the News: Need to Know|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Savings Bundle|
|Lexile Reading Level||670|
Booklist Review of Filibuster
This brief book packs in a tremendous amount of straightforward, accessible information about filibusters. Two lines of informational text flow throughout the pages.
One offers four or five enlarged-font sentences that explain definitions and basic applications, with vocabulary words highlighted in blue. A second, more sophisticated line consists of word boxes in standard fontthat appear below the enlarged sentences, offering additional insights. Most pages with text include some kind of graphic and usually face full-page, full-color illustrations that apply directly to the content (photos feature senators currently in office). Back matter includes quotes, checks for understanding and study tips, a glossary, index, and sources for further reading and research.
Part of Bearport’s In the News: Need to Know series (6 titles), this helpful guide will be welcomed by students, parents, and teachers.
— Kathleen McBroom
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