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Informational (nonfiction), 528 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 660L
Sending Messages tells readers about the evolution of communication. The types of messages have changed drastically over time, beginning with drumming and smoke signals. Communication is still improving today, with great distances being covered in an instant. The book tells about the early stages of written mail and telegraphs, telephones and walkie-talkies, as well as today's use of cell phones and email. Illustrations support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand nonfiction text
Identify vowel digraph ai
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize irregular past tense verbs in the text
Identify and form compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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