Informational (nonfiction), 279 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 520L
Multilevel Book also available in levels G and M
Most people don't think much about the small and slimy earthworm, but worms actually have a big role in our environment. Wiggly Worms teaches students about a worm's body and behaviors, how it helps plants and other animals, and its place in the food chain. Photographs and simple sentences will aid the emergent reader in successful decoding. The book also presents opportunities for learning about main idea and details and adjectives. Book and lesson are also available for Levels G and M.
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are, know, them
cocoon, mate, muscle, soil, tube, waste
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Manipulate Medial Sounds : Discriminate medial long vowel /u/ sound
VCe Pattern : Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Antonyms : Understand and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class