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Informational (nonfiction), 432 words, Level L (Grade 2), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 780L
Each year over two million people go to witness the beauty of Acadia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea. This diverse landscape offers many activities for visitors, including hiking, fishing, climbing, and simply exploring. Acadia National Park provides students with a look at the history of the park and what makes it a popular destination. 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 I and O.
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Author's Purpose : Determine author’s purpose
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Plural Nouns : Recognize and use plural nouns
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
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