Informational (nonfiction), 164 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Harriet Tubman was a brave woman who lived as an enslaved person in the United States long ago. The book Harriet Tubman describes the courageous actions she took to help other enslaved people. The book can also be used to help students determine an author's purpose for writing and understand the proper use of past-tense verbs.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
Long Vowels : Discriminate long vowel /a/ sound
VCe Pattern : Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Recognize and use past-tense verbs
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word went
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class