Informational (nonfiction), 389 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 560
Gorillas are the largest primates in the world. They play tag with family members, make crying sounds when they're upset, and can even learn sign language to communicate with humans. Gorillas is an informative text that highlights how gorillas survive in the forests of Africa. Up-close photographs invite students to enter the gorillas' world. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details as well as to summarize to better understand the text.
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Summarize to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use plural nouns
Identify and use multiple-meaning words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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