Informational (nonfiction), 2,285 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 950L
Mysterious Caves is an informational text that educates readers on the many different types of caves that can be found on Earth. From underwater to underground, from karst to primary to erosional caves, this book touches on all their differences. Also examined are the growth, life, adaptation, and disease found inside caves. Famous caves such as Hang Son Doong in Vietnam, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and Chauvet Cave in France are described. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Identify main ideas and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of a dash as punctuation
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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