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Informational (nonfiction), 650 words, Level N (Grade 2), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 860L
Multilevel Book also available in levels H and K
As the United States' first national park, Yellowstone paved the way for the protection of beautiful land throughout the country. Yellowstone: A Place of Wild Wonders provides students with an introduction to this magnificent area and all its natural wonders. Detailed photographs support the text. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and the proper use of conjunctions. The book and lesson are also available for levels H and K.
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Author's Purpose : Determine author’s purpose
Blends : Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Recognize and use conjunctions
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
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