Informational (nonfiction), 1,307 words, Level W (Grade 4), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 1020L
Earth is covered with several distinct biomes. Taiga introduces students to the planet's largest land biome through vivid photographs and detailed information. Students will learn about the different features of this biome including its climate and wildlife, as well as the people who call the taiga home. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and supporting details.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Compound Words : Identify and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class