Informational (nonfiction), 1,499 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 910L
The title of this book sets the reader up for a personalized approach to the presidential election process. In this often humorous, but straightforward book, students are invited to imagine themselves as the candidate. Each step in the process is explained in an engaging manner, in which the author seems to be having a conversation with the reader rather than simply providing information. Interesting historical facts are included, as well as information from more recent presidential elections.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand informational text
Identify author's purpose in writing informational text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand the difference between possessive nouns and contractions
Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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