Informational (nonfiction), 1,365 words, Level V (Grade 4), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 980L
Earth's surface is covered in many different environments. In Grasslands, students will get a comprehensive look at a diverse biome that is found on almost every continent, and the plants and animals that manage to survive there. Detailed photographs and an engaging topic will help students practice comparing and contrasting information. The book can also be used to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast information in a text
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use adjectives
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class