Informational (nonfiction), 167 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 460L
Hedgehogs introduces students to the fascinating world of hedgehogs. Students will learn all about these quill-covered mammals, including their habitats, diets, family structure, and more! Detailed photographs and high-frequency words support emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing as well as to connect to prior knowledge to better understand a text.
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eat, live, they
burrows, hares, hedgehogs, insects, mammals, quills
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
Initial Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant /h/ sound
Consonants : Identify initial consonant Hh
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class