Interview (nonfiction), 1,200 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 790L
Sit in on an interview with Russell "Buzz" Riopelle, who has been keeping bees in Ohio for 30 years. Readers learn about the different types of bees, their roles in the hive, and how honey is made. Photographs, interesting fact boxes, and a scientific illustration support the text.
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anther, bellows, cells, congregate, extract, honeycomb, native, pistil, pollen
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Sequence Events : Sequence events to gain understanding
Open Vowels : Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Verb Tense : Identify and create contractions
Suffixes : Recognize and use suffixes -y and -ly
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