Informational (nonfiction), 1,343 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1060L
Australia explores many interesting facts about the world's largest island. From the history of the Aboriginal Australians to modern life, this book provides information about the aspects of Australian history, geography, and people that make the country such a unique place. This book can also be used to teach students to identify the main idea and details of a text and the proper use of adjectives.
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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 supporting details
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use adjectives
Content Vocabulary : Identify and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class