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Informational (nonfiction), 213 words, Spanish Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 470L
This book for emergent readers shares concise and fascinating information about pocket parks. Placed on small lots of land, these parks are sometimes no bigger than a parking space. Large, colorful photographs reinforce the details described and feature pocket parks from across the United States. The book draws on a child's natural interest in outdoor play areas to teach about pocket parks while delivering a simple geography lesson. Other potential teaching points include identifying main idea and details, summarizing information, and adjectives.
Summarize information to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Identify consonant pl blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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