Informational (nonfiction), 1,397 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 990L
National Parks explains the value of national parks and explores several parks around the world. Students will learn about animals that live in a large grassland in Africa, as well as the way in which 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
Use the reading strategy of connecting 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