Lejos de casa
Realistic (fiction), 2,852 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 920L
Leaving Home is a fictional narrative about a boy who has moved from Jamaica to the United States. The story details how it would feel to leave everything familiar behind to begin a new life. Students will personally relate to this story if they have ever moved to a new country, state, or even neighborhood.
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adorned, detachment, gloss, incessantly, laden, mayhem, patois, quirks, reprieve, savory, stupefied, vigil
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior experience while reading
Analyze Character : Analyze a character using information in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs and Adverbs : Identify and use action verbs and adverbs that show feelings
Content Vocabulary : Understand content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class