Informational (nonfiction), 1,263 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
Multilevel Book also available in levels R and X
The school bus system is one of the most important and complex mass transit systems in the United States. With 26 million students relying on school buses daily, the American school bus fleet has more than twice as many vehicles as all the other mass transit systems in the country combined. The Super School Bus System provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the history, influence, and necessity of this remarkable system of transportation. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose and to effectively ask and answer questions. The book and lesson are also available for levels R and X.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Determine the author's purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adverbs
Identify and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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