Los pueblos del desierto
Les peuples du désert
Informational (nonfiction), 897 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 600L
Multilevel Book also available in levels T and W
Desert People is an informational text about various peoples who live in deserts. It focuses mostly on the Tohono O'odham (a Native American tribe) and the Bedouins but also briefly mentions other cultures. Desert People tells about many aspects of desert life, from diet and shelter to daily routines, traditions, and customs. Photographs, tables, and a map support the text.
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adapt,Atacama Desert, Australian Aborigines, Bushmen, dung, nomads, oases
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Summarize to understand nonfiction text
Compare and Contrast : Identify details to compare and contrast desert people
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraph ai
Grammar and Mechanics
Prepositions : Understand and use prepositions in sentences
Concept Words : Read and understand number words
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