Informational (nonfiction), 2,447 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 1060L
Many scientists believe that earth's climate is changing back to a warmer pattern, and they call the change "global warming." This book informs readers of the evidence for climate change, discusses possible causes for the changes, and touches on possible results of climate change. The author asks readers specific questions, encouraging the formation of opinions, and also offers ideas for personal changes people can make to help fight global warming. Photographs and diagrams support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of parentheses
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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