Informational (nonfiction), 499 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 630L
In the wild, predators hunt and eat their prey--but the prey doesn't sit around waiting to be eaten! Animal Defenses gives students a comprehensive look at the many ways animals use to defend themselves, including claws, teeth, spikes, and more. Detailed photographs and an engaging topic will inspire students to compare and contrast these different animal defenses. The book can also be used to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text.
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and contrast information in a text
Identify initial consonant bl-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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