The Panama Canal
Informational (nonfiction) 2,166 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1150LCelebrated as one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal forever changed trade and travel in the Americas. The Panama Canal provides students a look at the obstacles and triumph in completing this engineering feat. The book can also be used to teach students how to understand cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of prepositional phrases. The book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.
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