Informational (nonfiction), 1,211 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 930L
The Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are constantly interacting with each other in a complex dance. The Sun, Earth, and Moon describes the effects of the movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including what causes high and low tides, why we have different seasons, and what happens during solar and lunar eclipses. The text is supported by descriptive photographs and informative diagrams. Readers will be able to hone their nonfiction reading skills by using labels to help navigate their way through the text. Students will also have the opportunity to make inferences and draw conclusions and to identify complex sentences in the text.
Visualize to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and create complex sentences
Recognize and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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