Informational (nonfiction), 814 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 760
Did you know that over one thousand species of dinosaurs have been discovered and named? Dinosaurs provides readers a look at the amazing creatures that roamed Earth millions of years ago. Dinosaur enthusiasts will enjoy this informative overview of these fascinating animals and the world they lived in. Students will have the opportunity to summarize text as well as compare and contrast to better understand the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Consonant Blends : Identify and use words with initial consonant pr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use comparative and superlative adjectives
Boldface Words : Understand the purpose of boldface words in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class