Informational (nonfiction), 380 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
Multilevel Book also available in levels M and P
Within the vast ocean, there exist many fascinating creatures. Ocean Animals provides students with an entertaining and detailed glimpse into this ocean community. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and supporting details and to effectively ask and answer questions. The books and lesson are available for levels M and P.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Ask and answer questions
Determine main idea and supporting details
Discriminate consonant digraph /sh/ sound
Identify consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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