Informational (nonfiction), 401 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
Get ready for some big, hairy spider action. Tarantula! explains many interesting facts about these misunderstood animals. Captions, boldface print, and detailed photos make this a great book to discuss nonfiction features of text with students. Students also have the opportunity to ask and answer questions as well as determine the author's purpose.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Author's Purpose : Identify author's purpose
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant sp-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas in a series
Boldface Words : Understand the purpose of boldface words in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class