Informational (nonfiction), 588 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Multilevel Book also available in levels J and P
Rainbows are optical illusions that have captivated people's attention and imagination throughout time. Rainbows provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the science behind these tricks of light, including detailed diagrams of how the movement of sunlight through water drops causes such a spectacular sight. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose and to effectively ask and answer questions. The book and lesson are also available for levels J and P.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Determine author's purpose
Identify initial and final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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