Informational (nonfiction), 696 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 680L
From piggy banks to actual banks, there are many ways to save money and a variety of benefits for each method of saving. Smart Savings provides students a look at why they might want to save money and different ways to do so. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and to identify and use conjunctions.
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allowance, balance, insurance, interest, purchase, savings account
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Consonant Blends : Identify final consonant nt-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Identify and use conjunctions
Content Vocabulary : Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class