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Informational (nonfiction), 2,333 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 660L
Multilevel Book also available in levels U and Z1
The Amazon rainforest is a rich, living treasure. Filled with more kinds of insects, plants, and animals than anywhere else in the world, the Amazon is a complex and fascinating habitat. The Amazing Amazon provides students a comprehensive look at this intricate world through detailed text and colorful photographs. The book can also be used to teach author's point of view and how to effectively summarize a text. The book and lesson are also available for levels U and Z1.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Author's Point of View : Recognize an author's point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Sentence Types : Discriminate and use various sentence types
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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