Historical (fiction), 1,019 words, Lexile 560L Level 3 Grades 2-3
Anca and her mother take a long journey to a new life. They travel by ship to America, after leaving their home in Romania. Anca's brother is waiting for them in New York City. He has been there for four years and has managed to send enough money so his family can migrate there. Anca sprains her ankle on the ship and is limping as they reach their destination. She is afraid that she won't be judged fit by the doctors when they reach Ellis Island, but everything turns out fine.
Lesson SkillsComprehension Skills and Strategies
- Make inferences / Draw conclusions
- Make predictions
- Sequence events
- Story elements: Analyze setting
- Text-to-self connections
- Identify long vowel o
Grammar and Mechanics
- Past- and present-tense verbs
- Book vocabulary
Shared Writing and a Home Connection are integrated into one of the skills above.