Informational (nonfiction), 585 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 690L
Easter Island remains one of the most mysterious places in the world. For decades, scientists have studied this remote island in the South Pacific and its hundreds of giant stone statues known as moai. The Mysteries of Easter of Island is a detailed text that will keep students engaged and leave them with many of their own questions to consider. Plentiful text features, including maps, photographs, and illustrations, support this rich text.
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Identify author’s purpose
Identify consonant digraph th
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify names of places as proper nouns
Recognize and use homophones
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