Informational Narrative (fiction), 1,438 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 730L
Arrows is a story centered on a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers a series of arrows carved into large boulders. With her grandfather's help, she uncovers a hidden cipher. Will they be able to break the code or will the message remain a mystery? Illustrations and a photograph support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels U and Y.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Make Inferences : Understand indirect language by making inferences
Grammar and Mechanics
Pronouns : Identify and understand the use of pronouns
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class