Informational (nonfiction), 1,758 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1000L
What does it mean to be a veteran? Why do we have a special holiday to honor veterans? This book will answer these questions and more. It discusses how Veterans Day got its start, why we celebrate it on November 11, and what you can do to help or honor a veteran.
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allies, armistice, casualties, civilian, combat, dedication, draft, post-traumatic stress disorder, recognition, sacrifice, stationed, tuition
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Author's Purpose : Identify author's purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Recognize and distinguish between regular and irregular past-tense verbs
Syllable Patterns : Understand and use syllable patterns to divide two- and three-syllable words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class