Informational (nonfiction), 1,966 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1020L
Prairies Alive! teaches readers all about the grasslands of the world. It highlights three types of North American grasslands, tells about the importance of fire, and explains the need to preserve the world's prairies. The book also gives detailed examples of the kinds of plants and animals found on the prairie. Photographs, illustrations, and captions support the text.
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bacteria, burrows, carnivores, drought, ecosystem, forage, fungi, grazing, herbivores, interactions, mammal, nutrients, rodents, species
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Identify details to compare and contrast different grasslands
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Understand the use of a dash as punctuation
Reading Symbols, Numbers, and Abbreviations : Fluently read symbols, numbers, and abbreviations within the text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class