Informational (nonfiction), 545 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 650L
Endangered Birds is an informational book about birds that either are extinct or are in danger of becoming extinct. Readers will see photographs of the great auk, which has become extinct, and other birds, such as the kakapo and California condor, which are being bred and protected because their numbers are so few. Readers are gently reminded that human activity is the reason most birds are endangered; yet humans are the ones working to save the birds from extinction.
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albatross, breeding, California, condor, endangered, extinct, great auk, kakapo, predators
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions
Author's Purpose : Identify author's purpose
Vowel Digraphs : Understand that the ea digraph can stand for different vowel sounds
Grammar and Mechanics
Sentence Fragments : Recognize naming part of sentence (subject)
Often Confused Words : Understand and use often-confused words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class