Informational (nonfiction), 1,368 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 1000L
Multilevel Book also available in levels W and Z
InFLUenza provides basic facts pertaining to the flu, or influenza- including what it is, how it spreads, and how it changes. The book provides students with useful information about how their body naturally fights flu viruses, as well as how the flu can be prevented and treated. Photographs, diagrams, charts, and maps support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels W and Z.
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antibodies, epidemic, germs, influenza, microbe, microorganism, mutate, pandemic, respiratory tract, strain, vaccines, virus
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Parentheses : Identify and understand the use of parentheses
Synonyms and Antonyms : Recognize and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class