Informational (nonfiction), 1,466 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 940L
Often thought of as comical, penguins are actually very intelligent and fascinating animals. This book provides a great deal of interesting information about the types of penguins, their breeding and feeding habits, and the biggest threat to their existence. Incredible photographs support the text.
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Literature Circle Resources
Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand nonfiction text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Identify proper nouns and understand the rules for capitalizing proper nouns
Syllables : Determine the syllable division of words and count syllables accurately
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class