Informational (nonfiction), 416 words, Level L (Grade 2), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 590L
Multilevel Book also available in levels I and O
Everglades National Park is a special place that is home to many weird and wonderful plants and animals. Located in South Florida, the Everglades consist of several diverse and complex ecosystems. The Everglades provides students with a detailed look at the park and explains why it 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 I 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
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant th digraph
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