Informational (nonfiction), 657 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 890L
Native peoples living along the Pacific Northwest Coast have been carving totem poles for hundreds of years. The figures carved on the poles have special meanings and help record the history of some Native peoples. Totem Poles explains how totem poles are created and introduces students to some of the most commonly carved figures.
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Ask and answer questions to understand informational text
Main Idea and Details : Identify the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text
R-Controlled Vowels : Identify r-controlled vowel ar
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Content Vocabulary : Understand and use content vocabulary
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or whole class