Informational (nonfiction), 1,631 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 970L
Readers learn about Earth's most necessary star, the Sun. This informative book explains where the Sun gets its energy, how long it will last, what will happen to Earth when the Sun dies, and what scientists are doing to better understand this magnificent power source. Two science experiments are included for students to try on their own. Photos and diagrams support the text.
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fusion, hydrogen, matter, orbits, radiant energy, radiation, solar cells, solar flares, solar system, sunspots, thermonuclear reaction, ultraviolet waves
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand informational text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Reading Symbols With Numbers : Understand how to read symbols within numbers
Adjectives : Recognize adjectives used in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class