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Realistic (fiction), 1,931 words, Spanish Level T (Grade 4), Lexile 640L
Samson: A Horse Story is written from the point of view of a ten-year-old girl's journal entries. She is devastated when her parents inherit a farm and she has to leave her friends to stay there for the summer. Not until she secretly reads her deceased aunt's journal does she realize the reason she's there. She grows to appreciate the farm as she becomes attached to Samson, the horse that was left to her. Illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand nonfiction text
Analyze Character : Analyze characters in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Pronouns : Identify and understand the use of pronouns
Homophones : Recognize the difference between homophones there and their
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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