Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options.
Informational (nonfiction), 1,468 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 1080L
Could it be that when you look out the window and see a common songbird, you are actually viewing a living dinosaur? Early Birds: Fossils and Feathers addresses the exploration of how paleontologist use fossils to help them better understand the connection between dinosaurs and modern birds. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills of identifying main idea and details as well as summarizing to understand the text.
Summarize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Determine main idea and supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Content Vocabulary : Identify and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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