Informational (nonfiction), 1,456 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 1000L
Remembering the Alamo tells about the famous battle in 1836 and highlights the leaders on both sides. It recounts the history of Texas and Mexico, the events leading up to the battle, and what happened after Mexican troops defeated the Texans. Illustrations, diagrams, photos, a time line, and maps support the informative text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand informational text
Identify main ideas and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adjectives in text
Identify proper nouns
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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