Informational (nonfiction), 167 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
Squirrel Acrobats introduces students to one of nature's most common, yet interesting, creatures. The text identifies gray squirrels as animals that can move quickly and easily across the ground and from tree to tree. Colorful, detailed photographs complement the information provided by the text. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and details as well as the proper use of verbs in sentences.
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can, run, they
acrobats, alert, balance, direction, escape, squirrels
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details in a text
Initial and Final Blends : Discriminate initial consonant br- and gr-blends
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant br- and gr-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class