Informational (nonfiction), 1,911 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1020L
Pyramids explains why, how, and by whom the Egyptian pyramids were built. It also explains how bodies were prepared for burial inside the pyramids. The book discusses the importance of studying the pyramids as a way of learning about ancient Egyptians and their culture. Pyramids built by other cultures, such as the Aztecs and the Mayans, are also discussed. Illustrations and photographs enhance the text.
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Literature Circle Resources
Egypt, embalmer, endeavor, hieroglyphics, lavish, limestone, linen, mastaba, mummification, passageways, pharaoh, preservatives, priests, priestesses, pyramids, quarry, sarcophagus, scribe
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Teach the Objectives
Use the strategy of summarizing sections of a book while reading
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast important information in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives : Use the comparative and superlative adjective forms of good and bad
Content Vocabulary : Understand content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class