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Informational (nonfiction), 80 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 160L
Many animals swim, but not all animals swim the same way. How Do They Swim? helps readers learn about different ways animals use their bodies to move through the water. The book uses detailed, colorful photographs, high-frequency words, and repetitive sentence patterns to support the reader. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast as well as how to recognize and use nouns in sentences.
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Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Initial Blends : Discriminate initial consonant fl-blends
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant fl-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use nouns
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
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