Informational (nonfiction), 1,464 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 990L
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 Q and T.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Sequence Events : Determine a sequence of events
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class