Informational (nonfiction), 122 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 410L
Many children love collecting seashells on the beach, but do they know where seashells come from or what purpose they serve? In Seashells, readers will learn facts about seashells and how they help protect animals called mollusks. The simple text and detailed photographs will keep students engaged while supporting early emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students to compare and contrast as well as to connect to prior knowledge to better understand text.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast information in a text
Initial and Final Sounds : Discriminate initial and final consonant /s/ sound
Consonants : Identify initial and final consonant Ss
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple Subject : Recognize and use simple subjects in sentences
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class