Realistic (fiction), 2,844 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 930L
Leaving Home is a fictional narrative about a boy who has moved from Jamaica to the United States. The story details Desmond's feelings as he begins a new life in a city with a strange climate, a different school, and no friends. Students who have ever moved to a new place or felt different in a group because of their background or experiences may personally relate to the story.
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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