Interview (nonfiction), 2,289 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 950L
Todd Cupell, a wildland firefighter in Arizona, is interviewed by the author. Todd recounts the most intense, frightening, and rewarding moments he experienced on the job fighting wildfires. Readers will enjoy the down-to-earth details and adventurous stories.
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Teach the Objectives
Using the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge while reading to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Context Clues : Identify context clues
Prefixes : Recognize and use the prefix un-
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class