Informational (nonfiction), 1,813 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1080L
Multilevel Book also available in levels V and Y
One in five children in the United States lives in a food-insecure household, which means these children are hungry and struggling to thrive. While federal food programs work to diminish the hunger epidemic, the efforts of local communities to ensure that all citizens receive bountiful and nutritious food are paramount. Hungry Right Here? provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the causes and effects of the hunger epidemic. The author also provides concrete and inspirational examples of how students throughout the country are taking action to help meet the food needs of their local communities. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose and to summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Y.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Determine author’s purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use commas in a series
Identify and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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