Informational (nonfiction), 693 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
Elephants is an informational text that describes the largest land animals-their bodies, their diet, and their families. Photographs of Asian and African elephants include captions that feature additional interesting facts. The final chapter explains that both kinds of elephants are endangered and describes what is necessary to keep them alive in the future. The text is supported by photographs, captions, and a chart.
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Close Read Passages
Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand informational text
Main Idea and Details : Identify the main idea and supporting details
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraphs ee, ea, and ie
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Identify and use contractions
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class