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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biologists, carnivore, comparative, conservationists, diverse, exclusively, extinction, hibernating, muzzle, omnivores, solitary, spectacled
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Identify details to compare and contrast different types of bears
Grammar and Mechanics
Compound Adjectives : Identify and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Suffixes : Identify the meaning of and use suffix -est
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class