Informational (nonfiction), 1,414 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1060L
People of all ages learn to scuba dive for many reasons. For instance, they may want to see amazing habitats, swim with beautiful marine life, or explore shipwrecks on the ocean floor. Scuba takes a look at the history of diving: the equipment, how to get certified as a scuba diver, and the effects caused by diving. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to use past-tense verbs.
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Close Read Passages
air pressure, ascent, certification, compressed, contraption, descent, hazards, nitrogen narcosis, recreational, regulator, salvagers, valve
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Teach the Objectives
Summerize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Bold Print : Identify and use boldface words in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class