Informational (nonfiction), 769 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 570L
About Trees is an informational text that introduces readers to basic concepts about trees, such as their parts, characteristics, and life processes. The two main kinds of trees, deciduous trees and conifers, are described and compared. Photographs support the text.
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Close Read Passages
bark, chlorophyll, conifers, deciduous, nutrients, protect, sap, seed case, sprout
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand informational text
Compare and Contrast : Identify the similarities and differences between deciduous and coniferous trees
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Identify, create, and use contractions within sentences
Metaphors : Identify, explain, and use metaphors
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class