Fantasy (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 940
This is the most widely read title in the seven-book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. In this story, four children enter the land of Narnia through a wardrobe in an old house. Narnia is under the spell of an evil White Witch. Edmund, enchanted by the Witch's promises of power, chooses the evil side. The other three children join forces with Aslan, the great lion, to break the Witch's spell. After a fierce battle, Aslan trades his own life for Edmond's. Then Aslan returns from the dead, kills the Witch, and crowns the four children as rulers of Narnia. They reign for many years, but when they return through the wardrobe, no time has passed in their ordinary world.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
By C. S. Lewis
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to read and follow text
Analyze plot structure in terms of events, climax, resolution, and ending; analyze character development in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Distinguish between compound and complex sentences
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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