Realistic (fiction), 800 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 610L
When Kyle goes to visit his grandmother over the Memorial Day weekend, he discovers some big differences between the big city where he lives and the small town where his grandmother lives. But the most important thing he learns is what Memorial Day really means and how people observe it-in the United States as well as in other countries.
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cemetery, federal, graves, headstones, honor, inscription, soldier, solemn, symbol, tradition
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Analyze Character : Analyze a character in the text
Variant Vowels : Identify and categorize words with the two sounds of variant vowel oo
Grammar and Mechanics
Apostrophes : Identify and use apostrophes
Compound Words : Identify and create compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class