Informational (nonfiction), 1,281 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1050L
Multilevel Book also available in levels P and S
Although Labor Day marks the end of the summer and a day of fun and relaxation, it is also a day to commemorate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Labor Day provides students with a comprehensive look at the history of American workers and their fight for fair pay, reasonable work hours, and safe working conditions. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's point of view and the correct use of commas after introductory words. The book and lesson are also available for levels P and S.
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Close Read Passages
economic, federal, guaranteed, Industrial Revolution, labor, minimum wage, negotiate, private sector, regulations, rights, strikes, wages
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Author's Point of View : Determine authorís point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class