Historical (fiction), 2,264 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 830L
This story follows young Squawally, a Native American from the Haida tribe, as he watches his uncle lead his people. Knowing that someday he will be chief, he is very proud of his people's customs and traditions. However, his thoughts keep returning to the prisoners his people captured during the war. Will their sickness infect his people, too? Illustrations, nonfiction features, photographs, and a map support the text.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Make inferences / Draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of dashes
Recognize and use -y and -ly suffixes for adjectives and adverbs
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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