Informational (nonfiction), 1,525 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 960L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z1 and Z2
Celebrated as one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal forever changed trade and travel in the Americas. The Panama Canal provides students a look at the obstacles and triumph in completing this engineering feat. The book can also be used to teach students how to understand cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of prepositional phrases. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Understand cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use prepositional phrases
Identify and understand synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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