Informational (nonfiction), 1,167 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 990L
Mudslides are dangerous natural disasters that cause chaos and destruction in communities around the world. Mudslides provides students with a comprehensive look at these natural disasters, including what happens before, during, and after a mudslide. Detailed information and stunning photographs of mudslides will keep students engaged with the text. This book can be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as how to summarize to better understand a text.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Cause and Effect : Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Compound Words : Identify and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class