Historical (fiction), 2,497 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 850L
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Brought together by circumstances beyond their control, two young girls, one English and one Native American, work to prepare dishes to be served at a feast that years later would be known as the first Thanksgiving. In the process of laboring all day long together, a near tragedy forms a bond of friendship that will last forever, despite the future uncertainty of their family relations. Illustrations support the text.
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christened, doublet, finery, fowling, hearth, musket, Nasump, pestle, pompion, quahogs, sinew, wetu
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of making predictions to understand historical text
Cause and Effect : Understand cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences : Identify simple, compound, and complex sentences and their parts
Foreign Vocabulary : Identify foreign vocabulary--Wampanoag dialect
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class