Informational (nonfiction), 1,875 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 970L
Lighter than Air is a fascinating history of floating aircraft. Topics range from the discovery of Montgolfier Gas to the flight of the Goodyear Blimp. Both the photographs and the details in the text are of high interest to children. Many teaching opportunities are provided throughout the book.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge
Sequence events in informational text
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and recognize prepositional phrases
Understand and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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