Informational (nonfiction), 1,453 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 1080L
Yes, printers can print letters, but did you know they can also print shoes, buildings, and dinosaur heads? You Can Print What? describes the technology behind 3D printing and some of its many creative and useful applications. The book also briefly traces the development of new printing technologies through the ages. Photographs and a timeline support the information. In addition to educating students about new technology, the book can also be used for lessons on main idea and details and inflectional endings.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Discern main idea and details in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use inflectional ending -ing
Identify, define, and use hyphenated compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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