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Informational (nonfiction), 361 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 540L
An octopus is an amazing animal with many surprising traits. They can regrow arms, swim backwards, and even squirt ink! The Amazing Octopus provides students with a comprehensive look at these fascinating eight-armed ocean animals. This book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and details as well as the proper use of adjectives.
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Main Idea and Details : Determine main idea and details
Initial and Final Blends : Discriminate initial consonant bl-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant bl-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word many
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