Realistic (fiction), 197 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 510L
Named as one of the Wonders of the World, Petra is an ancient city carved out of stone in the mountains of Jordan. In A Trip to Petra, Ahmed and his parents take a trip to this fascinating city where they learn about its history and wonder what life was once like there. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell as they read and identify the setting.
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Retell to understand text
Identify long vowel /i/ sound
Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use proper nouns as names of places
Identify and use high-frequency words look, more, saw
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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