Informational (nonfiction), 1,171 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 980L
Bears is a book about the eight different types of these powerful animals found around the world, including polar bears, brown (grizzly) bears, giant pandas, sloth bears, and spectacled bears. Sections are dedicated to informing readers about cub rearing, bear survival, and where in the world each species lives. Photographs and maps support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Identify details to compare and contrast different types of bears
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Identify and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Identify the meaning of and use suffix -est
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