Informational (nonfiction), 950 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 1000L
Students may know that chopsticks and China go hand in hand. But do they know that China is one of the biggest countries in the world? Or that its symbol is the giant panda? These are but a few of the fascinating facts included in this informative book. Photographs enhance the text about this culture.
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Literature Circle Resources
civilizations, Communist government, culture, domesticated, economy, historians, Mandarin, paddles, porcelain, utensils
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand informational text
Main Idea and Details : Identify a main idea and details for each section
Grammar and Mechanics
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives : Recognize what is being described when comparative and superlative adjectives are used and be able to use them
Concept Words : Understand and write a variety of number words from text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class