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Informational (nonfiction), 1,397 words, Level W (Grade 4), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 990L
The desert biome covers about one-fifth of Earth's land. In Deserts, students will learn the unique adaptations that animals, plants, and humans must have in order to survive the extreme temperatures. Through text and colorful photographs, students will learn how life in various forms can survive the biome. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details and how to use content vocabulary.
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Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns that name places
Content Vocabulary : Understand and use the content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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