Informational (nonfiction), 220 words, Level I (Grade 1), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 520L
Everglades National Park is a special place that is home to many weird and wonderful plants and animals. The park is located in South Florida, within the larger Everglades region. The Everglades consists of several diverse and complex ecosystems. The Everglades provides students with a detailed look at the park and explains why this unique area needs protection. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify main ideas and details as well as identify and use adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for Levels L and O.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand a text
Main Idea and Details : Determine main ideas and details
Initial Sound : Manipulate initial sounds
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant digraph th
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class