Informational (nonfiction), 90 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 230L
What do all trees have in common? They all have leaves! But those leaves can be very different. In Which Tree? students get a closer look at many kinds of trees and their leaves through extraordinary photographs. The repetitive sentences and high-frequency words help teach students about adjectives as well as comparing and contrasting. Students will also have the opportunity to practice connecting to prior knowledge as they read.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to better understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast details from a text
Initial Blends : Discriminate initial consonant tr-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant tr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word see
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class