Informational (nonfiction), 1,059 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 900L
Multilevel Book also available in levels V and Y
Every living thing on Earth needs water. But if the citizens of the world do not plan ahead, there will not be enough water for everyone! Groundwater provides students a comprehensive look at why groundwater matters and how we can all do our part to make sure there is enough for years to come. An important topic and interesting graphics will keep students engaged. This lesson can be used to teach students how to determine the author's point of view as well as to summarize text. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Y.
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Close Read Passages
Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Author's Point of View : Determine author's point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Comparative Adjectives : Recognize and use comparative adjectives
Homophones : Identify and define homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class