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Informational (nonfiction), 213 words, Level H (Grade 1), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 530L
Multilevel Book also available in levels K and N
In the high desert of northern Arizona is a canyon so big that we can see it from space. The Grand Canyon provides students an introduction to this incredible wonder of the world from its from its formation and early explorations to the canyon as we know it today: one of the most popular national parks. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern fact or opinion and to identify synonyms and antonyms. The book and lesson are also available for levels K and N.
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Fact or Opinion : Determine fact or opinion
Initial Sound : Discriminate initial consonant /gr/ sound
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant gr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns as names of places
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify synonyms and antonyms
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