Informational (nonfiction), 389 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
Shoes Around the World is a book about the many different types of shoes found around the world, including babouches from Morocco, klompen from Holland, geta sandals from Japan, Saami reindeer boots from Lapland, cowboy boots from Australia, and sandals from Africa. Each section is dedicated to describing a different kind of shoe, listing its unique characteristics. Photographs and maps support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Identify details to compare and contrast different types of shoes
Identify vowel diphthongs ou and ow
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Identify and use contractions
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