Adventure (fiction), 4,633 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 650L
The Lost Dutchman is a fictional story about two boys, Billy and Jacob, and their teacher, Mr. Martinez. While learning about the Gold Rush in Arizona in the late 1800s, something very odd happens. Suddenly, Billy finds himself, his friend, and his teacher searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains. Their adventure ends abruptly when Billy realizes he has been daydreaming. Or has he?
Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions
Understand and identify characters, setting, plot, and theme
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of quotation marks and commas in dialogue
Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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