Informational (nonfiction), 157 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
American Symbols describes symbols central to the identity and character of the United States, from the American flag to the bald eagle. Each section of easily managed text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. Use this book to teach students about the many kinds of symbols associated with the United States, as well as to focus attention on determining an author’s purpose for writing and using prepositions.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Determine author’s purpose
Manipulate medial sounds
Identify vowel digraph ea
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use prepositions
Explain and create metaphors
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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