Personal Narrative (nonfiction), 1,368 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 970L
Multilevel Book also available in levels R and U
Can you imagine hiking a trail that is two thousand miles long and goes through fourteen U.S. states? That's exactly what Ben did! In Hiking the Appalachian Trail, students will read about the experience of Ben Gaddes, who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to summarize to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels R and U.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions using clues found in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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