Informational (nonfiction), 920 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 590L
Have you ever heard the saying, "Take it with a grain of salt"? This book explains the meaning of that expression, along with many other interesting facts about salt. Readers learn the composition of salt, where it comes from, how it affects our bodies, and its many uses.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Vowel Digraphs : Identify the long /e/ digraph ea
Grammar and Mechanics
Sentence Types : Recognize and use different sentence types
Idioms : Identify and understand common idioms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class