Informational (nonfiction), 2,179 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1180L
Multilevel Book also available in level Z1
Nature is filled with an amazing array of living things, each with unique designs and behaviors that help it adapt and survive. Humans have much to learn from nature, and the new science of biomimicry helps us copy and apply lessons from nature in our own lives. Biomimicry allows students to investigate a variety of examples of biomimicry from Velcro to antireflective computer screens and more. The book can also be used to teach ways to determine the author's point of view and how to correctly use dashes in sentence. The book and lesson are also available for levels Y and Z1.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize using textual evidence
Author's Point of View : Determine the authorís point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Determine the correct usage of dashes in sentences
Roots : Identify root words and affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class