Fantasy (fiction), 2,355 words, Level X (Grade 5), Fiction Series, Lexile 690L
Miguel and King Arthur tells the story of a young boy, Miguel, and his desire to experience adventure in another one of The Great Gallardo's books. Frustrated by his continual failures at bat playing baseball, he escapes to the attic, where he magically becomes a character in the book The Knights of the Round Table. He learns that success and adoration are not everything, and that being truthful with oneself and others is one of the best life skills to acquire. Illustrations support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Analyze characters in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use commas after introductory words
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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