Historical (fiction), 275 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 470L
Riding with Rosa Parks recounts a period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. The story is told from the point of view of a fictitious character, Marissa, who witnesses the bravery Rosa Parks displayed when she refused to give up her seat on the bus. The story provides students with the opportunity to learn how one person can make a difference.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing when reading informational text
Sequence events in a story
Manipulate initial sounds to produce rhyming words
Identify words with ai and ay vowel digraphs
Grammar and Mechanics
identify and use nouns in sentences
Identify and use high-frequency vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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