Informational (nonfiction), 1,165 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 1070L
Skin Color teaches students about how and why people have so many different shades of skin. Scientific explanations, as well as a history lesson on early humans, help students better understand this interesting topic. Colorful photographs and helpful graphics will keep students engaged during the lesson. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to summarize to understand the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use nouns
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class