Informational (nonfiction), 1,170 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 620L
Magnetism introduces readers to the basic principles of the magnetic force field. The text, photos, and illustrations explain how a magnetic field is created, how to see it, and how it works. Examples are provided to illustrate how magnets are used in the modern world. In addition, the text includes hands-on experiments that children can do in order to experience this invisible force.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the strategy of self-questioning to understand and remember informational text
Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Apply suffix -ed to change the tense of a verb
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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