Informational (nonfiction), 480 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 510L
When kids outgrow their clothes, their families buy them bigger clothes. When hermit crabs outgrow their shells, they have to find a bigger one to live in! This book is all about these fascinating creatures-what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and who eats them. Readers will also learn that even though many pet stores sell hermit crabs, they are not easy pets. Color photographs support the text.
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antennae, colony, exoskeleton, larvae, molt, nocturnal, scavengers, tidal pools
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details in the text
Variant Vowels : Identify variant vowel a
Grammar and Mechanics
Plural Nouns : Identify and use plural nouns
Alphabetizing : Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class