Informational (nonfiction), 1,416 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1030L
National Parks explains the value of national parks, discusses some issues surrounding national parks, and explores the unique and interesting features of parks around the world. Students will learn about animals that live in a large grassland in Africa, and find out how plants and animals of the forest and ocean interact in a small national park in Costa Rica. Students also will read about some unlikely places for a national park, such as in the middle of a major city and totally underwater! Exceptional photography accompanies the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast factual information
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalization : Capitalize names of people and places
Content Vocabulary : Recognize and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class