Informational (nonfiction), 637 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 790
Have you ever wondered what makes Mars red? In Mysterious Mars, students will find out why Mars is red and so much more! Students will learn about NASA's various Mars exploration programs and what scientists know about this fascinating planet so far. Colorful photographs and helpful graphics will keep students engaged during the lesson. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Identify consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use plural nouns
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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