Informational (nonfiction), 998 words, Level P (Grade 2)
Manatees are large, gentle sea mammals that are shaped like chubby dolphins and have pudgy, wrinkled faces. This book describes the various species of manatees, where they can be found, and their behaviors. It concludes with a discussion of the threats to manatee survival and steps being taken to protect these endangered animals.
Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Make Inferences : Make inferences from information within text
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use adjectives
Syllable Patterns : Identify syllables within words