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Persuasive (nonfiction), 1,151 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 900L
Imagine going to a friend's house to see his or her new pet, but it's not a dog; it's a tiger! Tigers are one example of exotic pets that are owned by people throughout the world. The Trouble with Exotic Pets introduces readers to the pros and cons of owning exotic pets. The simple text and detailed photographs will keep students engaged in this controversial topic. This book can also be used to teach students the skill of distinguishing between fact and opinion as well as asking and answering questions to better understand the text.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Distinguish between fact and opinion
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and form complex sentences
Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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