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Science Fiction (fiction), 1,885 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 860L
Mirroring Miranda is a science fiction text about a 12-year-old girl who aspires to become a great writer in the science fiction genre. When she discovers she can communicate with a boy through her mirror, Miranda takes notes on her experiences. These experiences become the award-winning book Miranda dreamed of writing. The text includes scientific terms that support core curriculum studies for this age group and details of science fiction elements.
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Summarize to understand a science fiction text
Identify Genre : Identify elements of the science fiction genre
Grammar and Mechanics
Hyphenated Compound Adjectives : Identify and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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