Informational (nonfiction), 2,112 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1010L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Y and Z2
Nicholas Winton was a remarkable and humble man. He saved the lives of hundreds of children threatened under the shadow of Hitler's growing power at the onset of World War II. Escape from the Holocaust provides a detailed account of Winton's heroic actions and the many lives he saved. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and the use of simple adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Y and Z2.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine author’s purpose for writing a text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Identify and use content vocabulary words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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