Informational (nonfiction), 744 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 920L
Just how big can a pumpkin get? Giant Pumpkins describes the competitive hobby of growing giant pumpkins. The book introduces a man who set the record (since broken) for the largest pumpkin ever grown in 2013, describes the process for growing the oversized squash, and shows some of the uses for giant pumpkins once the judging is done. The captivating topic will hold students' attention as they learn how to determine an author's purpose and recognize complex sentences. Fascinating photographs support the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
R-Controlled Vowels : Identify r-controlled vowels er and or
Grammar and Mechanics
Complex Sentences : Recognize and use complex sentences
Concept Words : Identify and use measurement words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class