Informational (nonfiction), 655 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Colonial Life is an introduction to life for children in colonial America. It places readers in a day-in-the-life scenario of a colonial child and makes comparisons to modern-day life with the many conveniences people take for granted. Readers also get a glimpse of the hardships and benefits of life 300 years ago. The illustrations add rich texture to the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions while reading
Identify details to compare and contrast colonial life and modern life
Identify digraph ch
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand adjectives and the nouns they describe
Identify and form compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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