Informational (fiction), 300 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 660L
Through the cleverly written text, students learn the difference between the measurement systems of the United States and Canada. Pen pals Lisa and Magda illustrate height, weight, temperature, capacity, and distance in both metric and English units.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Compare and contrast
Identify the ou diphthong
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize different types of sentences
Understand the use of measurement words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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