Informational (nonfiction), 1,286 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Q and T
Each spring fans turn their attention to the frenzy and excitement of one of the most popular sporting events in the United States. March Madness is a detailed look at the ins and outs of this college-level basketball championship tournament. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and T.
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bracket, chaos, dominant, drafted, legends, regulates, single-elimination tournament, statistics, strategy, underdogs, unpredictability, upset
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Author's Point of View : Determine author's point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Exclamation Marks : Recognize and use exclamation marks
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class