Informational (nonfiction), 32 words, Level A (Grade K), Lexile BR40L
What reptile can be big, small, bumpy, smooth, plain, or spotted? A lizard! This Lizard introduces students to the various appearances of lizards. Through detailed, vivid photographs and a repetitive text structure, emerging readers will gain understanding and confidence in their reading. While learning the initial /l/ sound, students will also have the chance to compare and contrast as well as use adjectives to describe lizards.
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bumpy, colorful, plain, smooth, spotted, striped
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast information
Initial and Final Sounds : Identify initial consonant /l/ sound
Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant Ll
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency words is and this
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class