Informational (nonfiction), 1,510 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 990L
The ocean biome covers about 70 percent of Earth's surface. In Oceans, students will learn about the unique zones of oceans, their underwater landforms, ocean animals and their adaptions, and the importance of oceans to humans. Students will also learn about the different features of this biome as well as how oceans affect weather and climate. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and supporting details.
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adaptations, algae, biomes, currents, evaporation, fascinating, marine, plateaus, salinity, seamounts, trenches, tides
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Identify and use conjunctions
Hyphenated and Compound Words : Identify open, closed, and hyphenated compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class