Informational (nonfiction), 1,413 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1180L
Sometimes the weather can become more than dramatic and develop into something downright dangerous and destructive. Violent Weather details the science behind thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes and documents their tremendous impact on people and on the land. This book can be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to identify and use closed compound words.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Determine cause and effect
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use dashes
Identify and use closed compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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