Informational (nonfiction), 1,177 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 990L
People have built homes and cities below the Earth’s surface for centuries. Underground Cities describes some of these interesting and unusual places. From bunkers and ancient cities to modern shopping centers and business complexes, underground dwellings can be found all around the world. In addition to teaching students about a fascinating topic, use this book to teach main idea and details and subject–verb agreement.
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archaeologists, circulation, complex, dwellings, engineering, excavated, humidity, mine, pillars, preserved, residents, subterranean
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Subject-Verb Agreement : Understand and use subject-verb agreement
Prefixes : Identify and use the prefix sub-
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class