Informational (nonfiction), 491 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 730L
With winds gusting over 35 miles per hour, blinding snow, and biting wind chill, the best place to be during a blizzard is inside! Blizzards! provides students with a comprehensive look at the causes and effects of these powerful winter storms. Detailed photographs and simple sentences support young readers. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing as well as the proper use of antonyms in sentences. The book and lesson are also available for levels I and O.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine author's purpose
Consonant Blends : Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class