Historical (fiction), 2,450 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 710L
Reggie is a thirteen-year-old boy who has become one of many young British evacuees sent from London to the countryside during World War II. Reggie makes a daring move during this dangerous time and finds himself at the epicenter of a bombing. The Blitz provides valuable insight about the realities of World War II in London through a relatable and historically accurate story. The book can also be used to teach students about narrative point of view and correctly retelling a story.
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Retell to understand text
Identify narrative point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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