Pro/Con (nonfiction), 2,264 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1360L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z and Z1
People have been eating foods grown from genetically engineered seed for only the past two decades. While hundreds of published reports have explored the benefits and risks of GMO foods, many people strongly believe GMOs are unsafe for human consumption. Are GMOs Safe? provides students with a detailed look at the pros and cons of genetically modified foods in the agricultural industry. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish between fact and opinion and the proper use of commas in a series. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z and Z1.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine whether a detail is a fact or opinion
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use commas in a series
Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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