Interview (nonfiction), 1,437 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 790L
Sit in on an interview with Russell "Buzz" Riopelle, who has been keeping bees in Ohio for 30 years. Readers learn about the different types of bees, their roles in the hive, and how honey is made. Photographs, interesting fact boxes, and a scientific illustration support the text.
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Sequence events to gain understanding
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create contractions
Recognize and use suffixes -y and -ly
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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