Informational (nonfiction), 345 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 600L
Multilevel Book also available in levels H and N
From Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River runs its mighty course. The Mighty Mississippi introduces readers to the geography and the many benefits of the river to people and wildlife alike. Students will have an opportunity to connect to their prior knowledge as they read. Text is supported with detailed photographs and text features. Book and lesson also available at Levels H and N.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge
Discriminate fact or opinion
Identify final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify names of places as proper nouns
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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