Informational (nonfiction), 246 words, Level I (Grade 1), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 470L
Show those muscles! Which kind? In My Muscles, students learn about the three different types of muscles and how they help the body move in different ways. This book provides students with a clear explanation of how muscles work, and the delightful illustrations are informative and fun! This intriguing book is also great for teaching students how to compare and contrast and how to use the pronoun I.
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help, I, my
cardiac, connected, muscles, pump, skeletal, smooth muscle
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast information
Short Vowel Sounds : Discriminate short vowel u sound
Short Vowels : Identify short vowel u
Grammar and Mechanics
Pronouns : Recognize and use the pronoun I
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class