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Historical (fiction), 2,307 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 900L
By Hook or by Crook tells the story of Ruth and Charlie, two American children living through the Great Depression. After their father leaves and their mother passes away, Ruth and Charlie need to find a way from Missouri to their grandparents in California. With its engaging characters and taut storytelling, By Hook or by Crook teaches students important lessons about a devastating era in American history. The book can also be used to analyze characters as well as to make, revise, and confirm predictions.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use possessive nouns
Recognize and use hyphenated compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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