Biography (nonfiction), 292 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Throughout his life, Thomas Edison created over one thousand inventions, some of which are still used today. Edison's Inventions introduces students to some of Edison's most famous inventions and explains why he is an important figure in history. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose and to effectively ask and answer questions.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Determine author’s purpose
Discriminate initial and final consonant /st/ sound
Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use nouns
Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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