Informational (nonfiction), 1,883 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1020L
Imagine half of the people of your city are suddenly gone. That's exactly what happened to many Europeans who survived the Black Death. In The Plague!, students will learn about the bubonic plague, which caused the deaths of half of the people of Europe in the 1300s. Engaging text and detailed graphics will keep students interested in learning about this important historical event. This book can also be used to teach students how to ask and answer questions as well as to identify cause-and-effect relationships in text. The book and lesson are also available for levels W and Z.
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Standard Graphic Book
Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Cause and Effect : Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Identify and use dashes
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class