Informational (nonfiction), 835 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
Told through the fictitious eyes of the Hope Diamond, I Am the Hope Diamond is an informational book about the history of this amazing diamond. The book explains this diamond's incredible journey, including how it was discovered, who has owned it, and to which countries it has been taken. The book also describes its original size and shape, as well as how it has been altered through the years. Photographs support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
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Understand the use of plural nouns
Arrange words in alphabetical order
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