Historical (fiction), 2,199 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 670L
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Brought together by circumstances beyond their control, two young girls, one English and one Native American, work to prepare dishes to be served at a feast that years later would be known as the first Thanksgiving. Emotions such as curiosity, resentment, apprehension, and nervousness all come to the surface in each girl as they work quietly side by side. In the process of laboring all day long together, a near tragedy forms a bond of friendship that will last forever, despite the future uncertainty of their family relations. Illustrations support the text.
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deerskin, fowling, hearth, longhouse, muskets, Nasump, pompion, quahog, sinew
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of making predictions to understand historical text
Cause and Effect : Understand cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences : Identify simple, compound, and complex sentences and their parts
Foreign Vocabulary : Identify foreign vocabulary—Wampanoag dialect
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class