Claims to Fame includes biographies of famous people and quizzes on their life. Students will dvelop reading, thinking, and writing skills as they learn. Three exercises-Thinking about What You Have Read, Working with Words, and Writing Skills-check comprehension, expand vocabulary, and offer writing opportunities. The brief stories, running from one-and-a-half to three pages as the series advances, are accompanied by black-and white photos showing the person or their work. Preceding each story is a question that leads students to reflect on what they already know about the topic ot the story. Vocabulary words are highlighted and then defined after the reading selection. Book 3 includes: Kent Whealy, businessman; Betty Robinson Schwartz,runner; Robert Stevenson, engineer; Midori Goto,musician; Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author; Ida B. Wells,journalist,activist; Janet Guthrie,racecar driver; Violet Jessop, ship stewardess; George Wolfe, theater producer; Maria Grosholtz Tussaud, businesswoman, William Karesh,veterinarian; Fannie Spelce,nurse,artist; John Harrison,inventor; Rosemary Casals,tennis player.