Historical (nonfiction), 2,196 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1050L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z and Z2
What happened after the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain? Building a Nation is an informational book that is a continuation of Seeds of Revolution and Battling for Independence. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze problem and solution and the proper use of compound adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z and Z2.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Analyze the problem and solution in the story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use compound adjectives
Understand the use of prepositional phrases within sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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