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Informational (nonfiction), 262 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 510L
Multilevel Book also available in levels L and O
Fossils are a gateway into the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Paleontologists work throughout the world to unearth clues and learn more about these unique creatures. Discovering Dinosaurs provides students with a glimpse into the process of uncovering and studying fossils. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and supporting details and to effectively ask and answer questions. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Identify the main idea and supporting details in informational text
Discriminate consonant digraph /sh/ sound
Identify consonant sh- digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use plural nouns
Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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