Informational (nonfiction), 2,135 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1200L
High-speed trains are a very popular and efficient mode of transportation in many parts of the world. This book introduces readers to three types of high- speed trains, including where they came from and how they work. Hop on board for a very fast ride!
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Close Read Passages
axles, convenient, destination, economic, engineer, fossil fuels, fuel efficient, generator, greenhouse gases, network, obstacles, sensors, sustainable, viaducts
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Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Identify and use proper nouns
Alphabetizing : Arrange words in alphabetical order
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