Informational (nonfiction), 2,422 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1060L
Multilevel Book also available in level X
Multilevel Book also available in levels X and Z2
The American Civil War (1861-1865) was a long fight between two sides of the same country, with friends and brothers sometimes fighting on opposite sides. After the famous battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln knew he needed a great speech to rally the North to finish the war and restore the Union. The Gettysburg Address provides students a comprehensive look at why the famous speech was so important. The book can also be used to teach students about main idea and details and proper nouns that name people. The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z2.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Identify main idea and supporting details in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use proper nouns that name people
Identify and understand multiple- meaning words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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