Historical (fiction), 2,450 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 710L
Reggie is a thirteen-year-old boy who has become one of many young British evacuees sent from London to the countryside during World War II. Reggie makes a daring move during this dangerous time and finds himself at the epicenter of a bombing. The Blitz provides valuable insight about the realities of World War II in London through a relatable and historically accurate story. The book can also be used to teach students about narrative point of view and correctly retelling a story.
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air raid, barrage balloons, chaperone, evacuees, flak, gingerly, intercept, lieutenant, loo, Luftwaffe, Nazis, obliterated, POW, Royal Air Force, squadron, surreal, telegram, warden
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Narrative Point of View : Identify narrative point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class