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Informational (nonfiction), 1,466 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 940L
Often thought of as comical, penguins are actually very intelligent and fascinating animals. This book provides a great deal of interesting information about the types of penguins, their breeding and feeding habits, and the biggest threat to their existence. Incredible photographs support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand nonfiction text
Identify main idea and details in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify proper nouns and understand the rules for capitalizing proper nouns
Determine the syllable division of words and count syllables accurately
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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