Informational (nonfiction), 1,119 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 880L
The 49th and largest U.S. state is special for many different reasons, and it has become a popular tourist destination over the years. Alaska provides students with information about this incredible state and elements that make it so distinctive. The book can also be used to teach students how is to determine the main idea and supporting details of a text and the proper use of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand a text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Differentiate between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
Abbreviations : Identify and fluently read abbreviations
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class