Informational (nonfiction), 254 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 530L
Did you know that dolphins can talk to each other and play catch? In Dolphins, students will learn many interesting facts about these fascinating animals. Dolphins come in different sizes and can live in different places, but they also share some amazing traits as well. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and details as well as the proper use of capital letters.
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female, grab, mammals, pods, protect, steer
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Determine main idea and details
Initial and Final Blends : Discriminate initial consonant gr-blend
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant digraph ph
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalization : Use capital letters correctly
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class