Descriptive (nonfiction), 48 words, Level B (Grade K), Lexile BR70L
Although a pond might look like only a small body of water, readers will learn that it is home to a variety of plants and animals. The repetitive sentence pattern in Pond Life is supported by close-up photography, which enables readers to make the picture-text connection.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Main idea and details
Differentiate initial sounds in oral words
Sound out words beginning with consonant Pp
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize naming words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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