Informational (nonfiction), 2,144 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1030L
The Berlin Wall describes the events that led up to the construction of the Berlin Wall, the vast differences in a divided Germany during the Cold War, and the consequences of the wall's eventual destruction. This book can be used to teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine the authorís point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Determine the correct use of dashes
Identify and understand root words and their affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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