Informational (nonfiction), 637 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 590L
Just mention the word slime and you are likely to have the attention of many early readers. The Secret Lives of Snails and Slugs not only mentions slime, it discusses the many fascinating purposes of slime in the lives of snails and slugs. This informative book also examines these animals' body parts, how they move, what they eat, and how their young are born. Captioned photographs of a wide variety of snails and slugs are sure to delight readers who love all things slimy.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions
Identify main idea and details
Identify spellings for s-family blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize the naming part of a sentence (subject)
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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