Informational (nonfiction), 1,342 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 950L
Close your eyes, and imagine going to a tropical island filled with palm trees and sandy beaches. That tropical island could be Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico gives students an overview of this fascinating United States territory. Detailed information and colorful photographs will keep students engaged in learning about this unique island. This book can also be used to teach students how to summarize a text as well as to identify the main idea and details to better understand the information.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns that name places and addresses
Homographs : Identify and use homographs correctly
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class