Recommended Grades: 4-6
Betty Skelton wasn’t your average girl in the 30’s. While most girls were content to play with their dolls, Betty was playing with her metal plane. This led to a life filled with breaking records and stereotypes.
Mentor Text: Biography/Persistence/Writer’s Workshop: Read aloud Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton and discuss Betty’s various successes. How did persistence pay off for her? Learn more about Betty by reading the back matter. Use Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton as a mentor text when students are writing biographies.
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