Informational (nonfiction), 480 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 510L
When kids outgrow their clothes, their families buy them bigger clothes. When hermit crabs outgrow their shells, they have to find a bigger one to live in! This book is all about these fascinating creatures-what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and who eats them. Readers will also learn that even though many pet stores sell hermit crabs, they are not easy pets. Color photographs support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify main idea and details in the text
Identify variant vowel a
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use plural nouns
Arrange words in alphabetical order
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