Informational (nonfiction), 1,775 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 970L
If you're not sure whether you're daring enough to jump from a plane or off a cliff, this informative book may help you make up your mind. Your students will learn about a variety of wind sports, such as skydiving, hang gliding, and parasailing. They'll read about the equipment and training that each sport requires and how much it costs. Invite the adventure-lovers in your class to imagine themselves outfitted in a jumpsuit, goggles, and a parachute ready to make that first jump!
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Literature Circle Resources
Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand the text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast informational text
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Identify and use commas in a series
Roots : Identify root words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class