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Informational (nonfiction), 2,226 words, Spanish Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1020L
If you've ever felt sad or disappointed that things aren't going your way, then you've experienced the blues. Blues music became a way for people to express these feelings. The Blues: More Than a Feeling is an informational book that traces the history of the blues, beginning with its African roots. Photographs and maps support the text.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use complex sentences
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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