Informational (nonfiction), 816 words, Lexile 800L Level 3 Grades 2-3
Over the years, the way people do their jobs has changed. Technology and new ways of doing things have replaced some jobs. For example, fire trucks have replaced fire engines pulled by horses. Today firefighters don't need to know how to handle horses. Food is now kept in refrigerators, so icemen no longer deliver ice to keep food cold. Once, lamplighters lit streetlights, but today the lights are electric. Jobs have changed in many areas and will continue to change as people invent new technology.
Lesson SkillsComprehension Skills and Strategies
- Compare and contrast
- Make predictions
- Main idea and details
- Text-to-text connections
- Analyze photographs and captions
Grammar and Mechanics
- Past- and present-tense verbs
- Possessive nouns
- Academic vocabulary
- Book vocabulary
- Suffix -ion
Shared Writing and a Home Connection are integrated into one of the skills above.