Classic (fiction), 3,754 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 990L
Peyton Farquhar is a well to do farmer ardently devoted to the Confederate cause during the Civil War. He takes it upon himself to scout for the South and is captured by Federal soldiers. As Farquhar is about to be executed by hanging, he focuses on his surroundings and his experiences, taking the reader back with him to the safety of his home, until we realize that the entire escape was a fantasy brought on by the dying man's final vision.
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions before and during reading
Identify the character point of view in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Identify similes in a text and construct sentences that include similes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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