Informational (nonfiction), 70 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 160L
River Otters introduces students to some amazingly athletic creatures. The text describes the physical appearance and habits of river otters. Detailed photographs enhance the information provided by the text. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and details as well as how to locate the simple subject.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Visualize to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Discriminate short vowel /i/ sound
Identify short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use simple subjects
Identify and use the high-frequency word all
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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