Informational (nonfiction), 1,164 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 810L
This informational text describes many animals that glow in the dark, from fireflies to krill to cookie-cutter sharks. The author explains the three different ways an animal glows, as well as the many different reasons that animals glow. Scientific information about habitats and current research is highlighted.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify details to compare and contrast information in nonfiction text
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use prepositions within sentences
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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