Informational (nonfiction), 110 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 280L
Arctic Animals is about some of the beautiful and interesting animals that live in the Arctic. Each page introduces a new animal from the Arctic along with amazing photographs that enhance the text. The repetitive phrases and high-frequency words help teach emergent readers about main idea and details and simple predicates. Students will also have the opportunity to practice connecting to prior knowledge as they read.
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Kurzweil 3000 Format
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Initial Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant /l/ sound
Consonants : Identify initial consonant Ll
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple Predicates : Recognize simple predicates
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class