Realistic (fiction), 1,065 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 940L
Samantha's life in Pennsylvania was perfect, that is until her dad got a new job in North Carolina. In The Outburst readers experience Samantha's character change as she deals with a recent move away from her family and friends. This engaging and relatable book encourages students to use text evidence to make inferences and draw conclusions and, through the author's use of figurative language, student will have the opportunity to identify and use similes.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use dashes
Identify and use similies
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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