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Informational (nonfiction), 1,831 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
Threats to Our Atmosphere is an informational book that focuses on the structure and function of earth's protective atmosphere. The text explains the ozone layer and the possible causes and consequences of global warming. The book also explores what effects these issues have on our planet, what scientists and world leaders are doing to protect our environment, and what individuals can do to protect our sky. Photographs, diagrams, and charts support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand informational text
Identify author's purpose
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand compound predicates
Recognize and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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