Informational (nonfiction), 698 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 850L
Multilevel Book also available in levels K and Q
A festive sight on doorsteps, on porches, and in windows, jack-o'-lanterns are popular Halloween decorations. Jack-o'-Lanterns provides students an introduction to the history of this tradition as well as a glimpse into the creative liberties people have taken over the years to create jack-o'-lantern masterpieces. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern fact or opinion and to identify synonyms and antonyms. The book and lesson are also available for levels K and Q.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Determine fact or opinion
Identify initial consonant st-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use proper nouns as names of places
Identify synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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