This text is perfect for upper-elementary and middle school English Language Learners in levels 1-2. While the text is challenging and engaging, the scaffolds (pre-taught vocab, text preview, bolded words, chunked text, and pictures) aid in comprehension. The texts lends itself to a lesson on comparing and contrasting a character over time, and the accompanying graphic organizers set students up for success in writing three paragraphs using sentence starters.
-Vocab to pre-teach with pictures
-Text preview (title, author, prediction)
-Scaffolded text (2 pages)
-Graphic Organizer (3 paragraphs, character before/event that caused change/character after)