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Science Fiction (fiction), 2,336 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 800L
Multilevel Book also available in levels Z1 and Z2
Multilevel Book also available in level Z2
The Buckland Rare Animal Research Center seems to be the perfect fit for Hazel's summer internship. Once she arrives, however, Hazel quickly realizes this is not an ordinary zoo. In fact, the research center has been bringing extinct animals back to life, but at what cost? The Zoo of Extinct Animals presents students with a plotline that challenges both the protagonist and the readers to answer some difficult moral questions. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze plot for unusual story structures and the proper use of comparative and superlative adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Analyze Plot : Analyze elements of plot
Grammar and Mechanics
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives : Recognize and use comparative and superlative adjectives
Content Vocabulary : Identify and use content vocabulary words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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