Lucia's New School
Historical (fiction) 1,098 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 680LIt's 1909, and Lucia and her family have just moved to New York City from Italy. She can't speak English, hasn't made any friends, and feels very alone. In Lucia's New School, students will go on a journey with Lucia as she adjusts to living in a new country and realizes she's not as alone as she thought she was. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to identify and use commas to separate dialogue.