Informational (nonfiction), 1,214 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1130L
Imagine riding in a car at a speed of 200 miles per hour! This is the speed at which NASCAR drivers move. Their incredible custom-built cars are part of a major class of competitive events that has evolved over time. Readers will learn about these specialized vehicles and racing techniques that lead to NASCAR championships. Photographs support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify cause-and-effect relationships in nonfiction text
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of commas in a series
Identify and understand the use of prefix re- and suffix -ful
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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