Informational (nonfiction), 914 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 950L
Lost Cities explores ancient places around the world such as Pompeii and Atlantis that have fascinated people for generations. Readers will discover how archaeologists try to solve the mysteries of these ruins and the civilizations that dwelt there. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the text. Fluent readers will delight in investigating strange new places and will also learn about distinguishing between fact and opinion and the importance of subject-verb agreement in sentences.
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Close Read Passages
ancient, archaeologist, artifacts, preserved, sanctuary, settlements, siege, terraces, uninhabited
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Fact or Opinion : Distinguish details as fact or opinion
Grammar and Mechanics
Subject-Verb Agreement : Understand and employ subject-verb agreement
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class