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Informational (nonfiction), 1,530 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 790L
The desert might not seem like a place where plants can grow and flourish, but it is. One such plant is the saguaro cactus. This informational book offers facts about this giant cactus, including physical characteristics, where it lives, how it grows, and ways it can be used. The text is peppered with details about this unique cactus and is filled with exceptional photographs.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing important information in text
Identify main ideas and supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand subject/verb agreement
Recognize and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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