Informational (nonfiction), 802 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 900L
Tunnels help to move people and goods all around the globe. Through evolving technology, tunnels are becoming increasingly effective, advanced, and amazing. Building Tunnels introduces students to the technology behind building various kinds of tunnels, including tunnels created in soft earth and even under water. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships and prepositions.
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boring, collapse, dynamite, engineers, explosives, line, muck, obstacles, sealed, stable, technology, trench
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Prepositions : Recognize and use prepositions
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class