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Informational (nonfiction), 651 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 660L
Sending Messages tells readers about the evolution of communication. The types of messages have changed drastically over time, beginning with drumming and smoke signals. Communication is still improving today, with great distances being covered in an instant. The book tells about the early stages of written mail and telegraphs, telephones and walkie-talkies, as well as today's use of cell phones and email. Illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand nonfiction text
Sequence Events : Sequence events
Consonant Digraphs : Identify and use consonant digraph ph
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize past tense verbs in the text
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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