Historical (fiction), 2,539 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 820L
Travel back in time as Eagle Feather, an old Native American warrior, tells his grandson Sagastao the stories of their people, the Algonquins of eastern Canada. Through the words of Eagle Feather, readers will learn about the history of the tribe and its trials and glories through the ages. Readers will also learn about the effects of the "white man's" arrival on native peoples in North America. Illustrations, nonfiction features, a photo, and a map support text.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Sequence events in the text using a timeline
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use prepositional phrases
Identify word origins
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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