Informational (nonfiction), 470 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
Located on the only trade route between the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is a unique city known for its rich culture and history. An important port since long ago, Istanbul has been a hub for the spread of ideas among the East and West. Istanbul provides students with a detailed look at this amazing city and its many historical landmarks. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details and the correct use of adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels I and O.
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Determine main idea and details
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class