Realistic (fiction), 535 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
Curtis and his mom travel to Canada in October to visit Uncle Ed and celebrate Thanksgiving. Curtis is confused because he thinks Thanksgiving is in November. As they prepare and eat Thanksgiving dinner, Uncle Ed tells Curtis and his mom about the traditions surrounding Canada's Thanksgiving celebration. Students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast Thanksgiving traditions in the United States and Canada. Illustrations support the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
R-Controlled Vowels : Identify r-controlled vowels
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
Alphabetizing : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class