Informational (nonfiction), 1,766 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 920L
Our Solar System is an informational book that compares and contrasts the planets and describes comets, asteroids, and other space features. Space-related terminology and concepts in the book are supported by interesting photographs and fact boxes.
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Use the strategy of asking and answering questions
Identify main ideas and details in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalize and punctuate sentences; capitalize place names
Recognize and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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