Persuasive (nonfiction), 666 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 900L
Critter Crossings is a persuasive nonfiction book in which the author describes the dangers that animals face when trying to cross roads to find food or water, to migrate, or to find a mate. The book includes information on solutions that have been adopted in different parts of North America. A persuasive point is made: although these animal crossings are expensive, the number of lives saved-both of humans and other animals-makes the crossings worth the cost. Will you agree or disagree? Photographs and a chart support the text.
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Problem and Solution : Problem and solution
Open Vowels : Identify open vowel y
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Adjectives : Recognize adjectives and the nouns they describe
Alphabetical Order : Arrange words in alphabetical order
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