Informational (nonfiction), 379 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 530L
Rainbows are optical illusions that have captivated people's attention and imagination throughout time. Rainbows provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the science behind these tricks of light, including detailed diagrams of how the movement of sunlight through water drops causes such a spectacular sight. 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 M and P.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine author’s purpose
Initial and Final Blends : Discriminate initial and final consonant /st/ sound
Consonant Blends : Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class