Informational (nonfiction), 2,085 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 920L
From sacred ground to bloody battlefield, the Alamo's history is described in this informative text. The Texas Revolution is highlighted through accounts of the battles and major players, the defeat of Santa Anna, the formation of the Republic of Texas, and Texas statehood in 1845. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the text.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use complex sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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