Informational (nonfiction), 914 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 950L
Lost Cities explores ancient places around the world such as Pompeii and Atlantis that have fascinated people for generations. Readers will discover how archaeologists try to solve the mysteries of these ruins and the civilizations that dwelt there. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the text. Fluent readers will delight in investigating strange new places and will also learn about distinguishing between fact and opinion and the importance of subject-verb agreement in sentences.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Distinguish details as fact or opinion
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and employ subject-verb agreement
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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