Informational (nonfiction), 2,202 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1140L
The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta introduces students to this important historical event, as well as details its timeline, causes, and effects. Fought from 431 to 404 bce, this devastating civil war pitted ancient Greece's two leading city-states against each other. This riveting story from ancient Greek history will pique students' interest while also giving them the opportunity to retell as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships in a nonfiction text.
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Retell to understand text
Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use colons
Discriminate and use hyphenated compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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