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Informational (nonfiction), 1,044 words, Spanish Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 910L
Just how big can a pumpkin get? Giant Pumpkins describes the competitive hobby of growing giant pumpkins. The book introduces a man who recently set the record for the largest pumpkin ever grown, describes the process for growing the oversized squash, and shows some of the uses for giant pumpkins once the judging is done. The captivating topic will hold students' attention as they learn how to determine an author's purpose and recognize complex sentences. Fascinating photographs support the text.
Visualize to understand text
Determine author’s purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use complex sentences
Identify and use measurement words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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