Informational (nonfiction), 1,261 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 910L
Wimbledon is the oldest and most traditional of all the major tennis tournaments. Winning this competition can turn a tennis player into a legend. Each year, nearly half a million fans attend the matches to watch their favorite players battle it out for the Wimbledon Championship trophy. Wimbledon introduces students to this famous tournament and provides historical facts about how Wimbledon has evolved over time. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize.
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amateur, coveted, doubles, epic, match, random, ranked, singles, spectators, titans, tournament, traditions
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Author's Point of View : Determine authorís point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Identify and use proper nouns as names of people
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class