Informational (nonfiction), 1,320 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 980L
Life Spans is a fascinating book that gives students more information about the life spans of different living things. Students will read about animals that live for a few hours and animals that live for a few hundred years! They will also learn why different animals live for different amounts of time. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to summarize to better understand the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions : Make inferences and draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Complex Sentences : Identify and use complex sentences
Roots : Identify and use root words and their affixes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class