Informational (nonfiction), 220 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
The Sun is essential for life on Earth. In the book Our Sun, students will learn about the Sun's energy and how it helps people, plants, and other animals survive. Detailed photographs, repetitive sentence patterns, and high-frequency words support early readers. This book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea of a text and the proper use of commas after introductory words.
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the, to, we
energy, hail, humans, liquid, solid, weather
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Determine main idea and details
Segment Phonemes : Segment phonemes
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraph ai
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency words the, to, we
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class