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Pro/Con (nonfiction), 2,161 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 990L
To Drill or Not to Drill? gives readers information on both sides of a heated debate: whether or not to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The book includes a history of American oil along with reasons to drill in ANWR, reasons not to drill, and the science and law behind it all. Photographs, maps, and graphs support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand nonfiction text
Author's Purpose : Identify the author's purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Complex Sentences : Identify parts of a complex sentence
Roots : Identify root words
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