Informational (nonfiction), 747 words, Level O (Grade 2)
Here Come the Locusts teaches students about these mysterious insects. For many years, people did not understand where locusts came from or why they suddenly swarmed during droughts. Now, scientists know much more about these fascinating insects and how to best manage them. Colorful photographs and an interesting topic will keep students engaged. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to summarize to understand the text.
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Summarize to understand text
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Consonant th digraphs
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and form complex sentences
Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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