Realistic (fiction), 1,095 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 720L
The International T-Shirt Challenge features two friends who challenge each other with weekly questions. This week's puzzler, labeled the International T-Shirt Challenge, challenges one of the friends to spend $500 on T-Shirts in five different countries. Using his weblog, he attempts to get information from kids all around the world to help complete the challenge. Photographs, illustrations, and charts support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify compound sentences used in the text
Identify and create compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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