Informational (nonfiction), 1,511 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 930L
Speed is a fascinating book that describes how speed affects our everyday lives. Included are facts about the history of speed, animals that move at incredible speeds, and speeds of past and present-and perhaps future-modes of transportation. Exceptional photographs and illustrations support and enhance the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions
Compare and Contrast : Identify comparisons in nonfiction text
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize common and proper nouns; capitalize proper nouns
Comparative and Superlative Words : Recognize and use comparative and superlative adjectives
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class