Fantasy (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 750
Near his family's camp in Canada, Sam Beaver discovers a pair of trumpeter swans. One of the hatched cygnets, Louis, cannot make any sounds so he goes to school with Sam and learns to read and write. Louis teaches himself to play a stolen trumpet to earn money and to attract the attention of Serena, a beautiful young swan. Serena and Louis fall in love and with Sam's help, they leave the zoo, settle the debt for the trumpet, and return to freedom in the wilderness.
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The Trumpet of the Swan
By E. B. White
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of retelling to read and follow text
Distinguish between reality and fantasy in the telling of a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify past, present, and future tense
Define words from context and by using a dictionary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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