Informational (nonfiction), 437 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 620L
Did you know that some plants can move to scare away an enemy, while others disguise themselves in their natural environment for protection? Plants might look helpless at first, but they have powerful defenses for survival. Plant Defenses is a wonderful introduction to the fascinating defense mechanisms of plants. Detailed and varied photographs support this informative text.
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Identify main idea and details
Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use pronouns
Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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