Informational (nonfiction), 244 words, Level I (Grade 1), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 510L
Does your body have a boss? Yes, it does: the brain! Readers will love learning all about how the brain works as the boss of the body systems. My Brain gives students a clear description of how the brain works, and clever illustrations provide information as well as entertainment. This captivating book is also great for teaching author's purpose and using a glossary.
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help, my, work
body systems, brain, messages, nerves, nervous system, skull
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions
Author's Purpose : Determine author's purpose
Initial Blends : Identify initial consonant br-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant br-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class