I. Kimmel, E. A., & Weber, J. (2009). Even higher!: a Rosh Hashanah story . New York: Holiday House. II. The Book Even Higher is appropriate for the Kindergarten students, the book AR level is 0.5, Lexile Rating of 25, DRA level A-2, Fountas Pinnell A-B, Guided Reading A-C The Following are the sources for all the above-mentioned parameters of the book for age appropriateness. Welcome. (n.d.). Retrieved from ? q=131588&l=EN&slid=306429653 . I found the AR level of the book from the ARbook find and matched the AR level with other parameters from Reading Level chart provided in instructions. III. The book is a story of a holy man and his deeds for society. The main character here is Rabi of Nemirov who disappears at every Rosh Hannah (Jewish New Year). Every person in the Nemirov believes that Rabi flies to heaven to ask for the blessings for the people of Nemirov from god and forgiveness except for one and he is Latvik (the person from Lithuania). The Story moves forward describing the skepticism of Latvik and his curiosity for the disappearance of Rabi and what did Latvik found out about Rabi that made him a firm believer and follower of Rabi and leaves his skepticism and believes in miracles is the crux of the text. IV. The Content Objectives of this text are the students can tell the Characters, Plot, and Setting, Also Draw, write about what students read and hear in the class. Language Objectives: The students familiarize themselves with English words and spell with increasing accuracy along with students will write using newly acquired vocabulary from reading of the text.
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- Spring '08
- Judaism, Rosh Hashanah, New Year, Rabi