Informational (nonfiction), 2,315 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1120L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z1 and Z2
The natural world is full of complex relationships among different kinds of organisms. Symbiotic Wildlife is a nonfiction informational book that looks at how different species interact in ways that benefit each other. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast information and the proper use of commas in a series. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.
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distribute, fertilized, interdependent, intimidating, mucus, parasites, pollen, refuge, species, symbiotic, venomous, vulnerable
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Identify details to compare and contrast information
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas in a series
Roots : Identify root words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class