Informational (nonfiction), 1,010 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 860L
Multilevel Book also available in levels T and W
Originally built as America's first major highway, Route 66 has taken on a life of its own and has become a wildly eclectic travel destination. Route 66 details the history and evolution of this historic highway including the artistic oddities found along the way. The book can also be used to teach students how to effectively sequence events and summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels T and W.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine a sequence of events
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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