Informational (nonfiction), 1,262 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1110L
Found in the murky waters of South America, electric eels are fascinating creatures that continue to intrigue scientists. Electric Eels! provides students with a detailed looked at these unique animals and the science behind their shocking abilities. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine main idea and details and to effectively ask and answer questions. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and R.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Subject-Verb Agreement : Recognize and use correct subject-verb agreement
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class