Informational (nonfiction), 529 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 720
Do you jump when you see a spider or do you think it's cool? Spiders provides the facts so that students can decide for themselves. This nonfiction text has detailed information, including how spiders hunt, what they eat, and other interesting facts. Up-close and colorful photographs will keep students engaged in this exciting topic. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and details in a text as well as how to summarize information.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Consonants : Identify consonant sp-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs in sentences
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class