Informational (nonfiction), 247 words, Level I (Grade 1), Next Generation Writing, Lexile 520L
Dragonflies are insects. They live near water, are agile fliers, and can be found around the world. Dragonflies! provides students a comprehensive look at these amazing insects. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and the proper use of plural nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine author’s purpose
Initial and Final Blends : Discriminate initial consonant br- and dr- blends
Consonants : Identify initial consonant br- and dr- blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Plural Nouns : Recognize and use plural nouns
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class