Informational (nonfiction), 2,683 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 840L
Multilevel Book also available in levels U and X
Multilevel Book also available in level X
The Amazon rainforest is a rich, living treasure. Filled with more kinds of insects, plants, and animals than anywhere else in the world, the Amazon is a complex and fascinating habitat. The Amazing Amazon provides students a comprehensive look at this intricate world through detailed text and colorful photographs. The book can also be used to teach author's point of view and how to effectively summarize a text. The book and lesson are also available for levels U and X.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine author’s point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Discriminate and use various sentence types
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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