Interview (nonfiction), 419 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
Have you ever seen beautiful hot-air balloons floating through the sky? Did you ever wonder how they fly or how the big balloons are steered? Learn the answers to these questions and many more in an interview format with balloonist Dan Saul. Sidebars provide more information for the reader. Photographs support the text.
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Summarize to understand the text
Identify main idea and details
Identify variant vowel oo
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use adjectives
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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