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Informational (nonfiction), 2,040 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1120L
Multilevel Book also available in level Y
Multilevel Book also available in levels Y and Z1
We depend on honeybees to pollinate the plants that produce our food. Beekeepers, farmers, and scientists want to know why honeybees started vanishing in the last decade. The Case of the Disappearing Honeybees explores the mystery of colony collapse disorder (CCD), a worldwide problem that results in millions of honeybees disappearing without a trace every year. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast information and the proper use of commas in a series. The books and lesson are available for levels Y and Z1.
Leveled Book Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction text
Compare and Contrast : Identify details to compare and contrast information
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas in a series
Roots : Identify root words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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