Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options.
Realistic (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 550
This story is about two bug-loving boys, Leo and Sam, who have cockroaches for pets. They soon find their bug tank is swarming with little baby cockroaches, and the boys must apply a little cockroach know-how to solve their population problem. The boys' investigative spirit makes basic science concepts fun in this lively tale.
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Big Surprise in the Bug Tank
By Ruth Horowitz
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions about the text to better understand a story
Identify problem and solution in fiction
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use proper nouns
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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