Informational (nonfiction), 379 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 490L
In this book, readers learn about four different kinds of simple machines: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Common examples of each type demonstrate how simple machines such as hammers, knives, and ramps are used on a daily basis to make tasks easier. Illustrations support the text.
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Analyze the problem and solution in text
Identify long /e/ vowel digraph ee
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify adjectives and the nouns they describe
Identify and understand suffixes
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