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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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand nonfiction text
Compare and contrast factual information
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalize names of people and places
Recognize and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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