Informational (nonfiction), 426 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 490L
In this book, readers learn about four different kinds of simple machines: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Common examples of each type demonstrate how simple machines such as hammers, knives, and ramps are used on a daily basis to make tasks easier. Illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions
Analyze the problem and solution in text
Identify eau vowel combination
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify adjectives and the nouns they describe
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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