Realistic (fiction), 1,683 words, Spanish Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 600L
Charlene's Sea of Cortez Journal is written from the point of view of a young girl making journal entries each day while she is on a cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. She describes the events of her trip, such as snorkeling and swimming with sea lions, kayaking to a beach and building sand castles, and playing with the friends she makes. She also shares stories of watching dolphins and whales swimming near the ship. Photographs support the text.
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Summarize main events of a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize past-tense irregular verbs in the text
Identify homophones used in the text
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