Historical (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 1160
Tom Canty and Edward Tudor are born on the same day, but Tom is a beggar and Edward is a prince. They meet by chance and dress in each other's clothes as a joke. Soon the pauper finds himself living on the throne of England, while the prince finds himself living among the outcasts of society. Tom uses his new powers to challenge evil laws, while Edward learns many harsh lessons about how his poorest subjects live. Because of his experiences, Edward VI's short reign is one of justice and mercy.
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The Prince and the Pauper
By Mark Twain
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of retelling to read and follow text
Compare and contrast characters, settings, and plot developments
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and punctuate declarative, exclamatory, and interrogative 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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