Informational (nonfiction), 1,303 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1090L
Throughout history, humans have worked hard to achieve flight. One way we have accomplished this goal is through paragliding. Paragliding tells readers all about this daring and adventurous sport, including who can fly, how to fly, and how to stay safe. This information will pique students' interest while also giving them the opportunity to summarize as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships in a nonfiction text.
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Close Read Passages
accessible, accuracy, aerobatic, airborne, aloft, canopies, inflates, maneuvers, paragliding, simulated, somersaults, tandem
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Identify and use dashes
Compound Words : Discriminate and use open compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class