Informational (nonfiction), 1,394 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
Mount Kilimanjaro began as a volcano in eastern Africa more than two million years ago. Today, it draws thousands of tourists a year to the border region of Tanzania and Kenya. The mountain rises through several different ecosystems--from forests to glaciers--providing habitats for a wide variety of life forms. Mount Kilimanjaro provides students a look at the different aspects of the world's tallest freestanding mountain. The book can also be used to teach students how to understand cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of possessive nouns.
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altitude sickness, caldera, clans, ecosystems, equator, evaporation, geologic, glaciers, montane, plateau, porters, summit
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
Number Words : Understand and use number words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class