Informational (nonfiction), 199 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Flies are fascinating insects that come in many shapes and sizes. Flies gives students a detailed look at these animals, exploring what they have in common and how they can be different. While flies are often thought of as annoying pests, students can learn how flies are important. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and the proper use of nouns.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
Discriminate Initial Consonant Blend : Discriminate initial consonant fl-blend
Open Vowels : Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Nouns : Recognize and use nouns
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word many
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class