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Informational (nonfiction), 84 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 200L
In Mud Balls!, two children take the reader through the steps to create mud balls. This informational book uses a familiar subject to make functional writing interesting for students. The text also affords opportunities to teach about author's purpose, capitalization, and other reading skills.
Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Determine author's purpose
Identify initial and final consonant Ss
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use capitalization
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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