Informational (nonfiction), 475 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
Multilevel Book also available in levels G and J
Most people don't think much about the small and slimy earthworm, but worms actually have a big role in our environment. Wiggly Worms teaches students about a worm's body and behaviors, how it helps plants and other animals, and its place in the food chain. Photographs support the text. The book also presents opportunities for learning about main idea and details and adjectives. Book and lesson are also available for Levels G and J.
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bristles, castings, cocoon, fertilizer, mate, mucus, muscle, nutrients, soil
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Discern main idea and details
Variant Vowels : Identify variant vowel oo
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use adjectives
Compound Words : Define and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class