Folktale (fiction), 2,702 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1010L
Ali Baba's quaint life as a woodcutter will never be the same after he discovers a secret stash of treasure hidden away by a band of robbers. Although he and his wife attempt to keep the treasure a secret, Ali's brother learns of the riches, and soon great troubles unfold. Ali Baba is an Arabian folktale that provides students with opportunities to analyze characters' choices and actions and their inevitable consequences. The book can also be used to teach students how to summarize and use adverbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Y and Z1.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Analyze Character : Analyze characters
Grammar and Mechanics
Adverbs : Recognize and use adverbs
Content Vocabulary : Identify and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class