Informational (nonfiction), 1,669 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 960L
The first permanent English settlement was founded thirteen years before the Pilgrims arrived in America. Jamestown provides students a comprehensive look at the history of the first English settlement in the United States. Students will read about how this settlement started, its hardships, and the devastating impact it had on the Native peoples in the area. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and the use of proper nouns to name people.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns that name people
Roots : Identify root words and affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class