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Informational (nonfiction), 1,992 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1060L
Imagine hiking high in the mountains and suddenly stumbling upon a frozen human body in the ice. This is what happened to two German hikers in 1991 when they discovered Otzi, a 5,300-year-old mummy, in the Tyrolean Alps. Otzi: The Iceman explains the scientific theories of how the Iceman might have lived, survived, and died. As readers learn about Otzi, they can develop their own theories about his life and death. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand the text
Identify the main idea and supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of adverbs
Identify the meanings of the prefixes im-, dé-, en-, ap-, sur- and re-
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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