Informational (nonfiction), 1,370 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1050L
From barefoot waterski jumping to performing stunts on a snowboard, extreme sports have entertained spectators for decades. Some tricks are so extreme, athletes train for years to be able to perform a single stunt! Athletes from around the globe gather each year to amaze and excite spectators. In this book, students will be able to delve into the history of the X Games and learn about how they have evolved over time. This book can also be used to teach students how to sequence events as well as properly use commas in a series.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Sequence Events : Sequence events in a text
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas in a series
Hyphenated and Compound Words : Identify and use hyphenated compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class