Book: Yet he was one of the most brilliant people that the world has ever known. (p. 1)
Context: The brilliant student solved all the math problems on the test.
Book: Albert was also fascinated by the compass that his father had given him. (p. 7)
Context: The hiker looked at his compass to find his way North.
Book: What’s to be done with a genius? (p. 14)
Context: He was a creative genius who shared new ideas with the world.
Book: The study of other scientists’ theories pushed Albert’s thinking even further. (p. 24)
Context: He wanted to prove his theories about how the world worked.
Book: Now he was a real scientist. (p. 24)
Context: The scientist studied nature to find out how things worked.
Book: He decided to study physics at college. (p. 27)
Context: He liked physics because he learned about what things were made of and how they moved.
Book: Albert ended up taking a job with the Swiss Patent Office. (p. 33)
Context: A patent was given to the inventor of the phone.
Book: Albert’s fame brought him thousands of letters from people all over the world. (p. 69)
Context: The well-known athlete was honored in the Hall of Fame.
Definition: to think up, to create for the first time
Context: He worked hard to invent a new kind of bicycle.
Definition: a goal that you long for
Context: His dream is to learn to fly.
Definition: to do something in a determined way even if you face problems
Context: He showed perseverance when he didn’t give up.
Definition: a test done in order to learn something
Context: He is doing an experiment to see if plants need light to grow.
Definition: interested in learning about things around you
Context: I was curious to know what would happen next.
Definition: to study something carefully to discover more about it
Context: When it didn’t work, he tried to analyze why.