Informational (nonfiction), 1,550 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 630L
What's in a Name? is a study of the origin of names. The book provides a factual account of how many first and last names came into usage. Using the names of a third-grade class, the book delves into the history of names and how they have changed over the years.
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Use the reading strategy of making connections to prior knowledge
Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the purpose of parentheses in informational text
Recognize and use content vocabulary
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