Informational (nonfiction), 505 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 670L
Parrots are beautiful and intelligent animals that thrive in tropical and subtropical habitats throughout the world. Find out how parrots are different from other birds and learn what they all have in common. Students will enjoy reading about the many kinds of parrots and their special characteristics.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant th digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Suffixes : Identify and understand the use of suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class