Informational (nonfiction), 43 words, Level C (Grade K), Lexile 130L
Have you ever seen a strange animal? In Strange Animals, students will discover what makes some animals unique. Through vivid and colorful photographs, students will be able to identify special features of uncommon animals. The use of high-frequency words and repetitive text support emergent readers as they practice asking and answering questions as well as comparing and contrasting characteristics of strange animals.
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look, other, some
animals, blue dragon, living, rosy, strange, water bear
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast details in a text
Initial Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant st-blends
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalization and Punctuation : Identify and use proper capitalization and punctuation
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word look
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class