Informational (nonfiction), 1,794 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1090L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z and Z2
The ancient Greeks imagined creatures that were half one animal and half another. These mythical creatures may not exist, but animal hybrids do! Both nature-made and human-made hybrids are fascinating animals. While some would argue that hybrid animals are a threat to at-risk species, others claim that they are nature's way of speeding up the adaptation process. Students will enjoy the detailed text and the supporting text features. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z and Z2.
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adapt, chromosomes, DNA, embryos, fertilize, genetic, hybrids, interbreeding, offspring, reproduce, species, sterile, susceptible, test tube, transgenic
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Recognize and use dashes
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class