Informational (nonfiction), 669 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 870L
Some people can't imagine adding insects to their diet, but in some places, people have eaten insects for hundreds of years. Now these crawling delicacies are growing in popularity around the world. In Edible Bugs, learn just how nutritious these insects are and how people in different parts of the globe prepare them. Maps and photographs support the text.
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Visualize while reading informational text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast information
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraphs ea, ee, ie
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use hyphenated compound adjectives
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class