Informational (nonfiction), 1,197 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 890L
Seahorses provides students with a comprehensive look at these special animals including where they live, what they eat, their unique adaptations, and their life cycle. In addition, it gives information about how conservationists are working to protect these amazing creatures. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and details of a text as well as to identify and use commas after introductory words.
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adapted, camouflage, conservationists, currents, delicate, habitat, kelp, marine, prehensile
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Determine the main idea and details in a text
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Compound Words : Discriminate and use open compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class