Informational (nonfiction), 848 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 950L
Surf's up, dude! Surfing entertains and informs readers about this fun and exciting sport that has been around for hundreds or perhaps thousands of years! Students will learn about the origins of surfing in ancient Polynesia, its development over time, and some current stars of the sport. Colorful photographs and helpful graphics will keep students engaged while reading. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text.
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buoyant, champion, competitors, culture, heat, nose, Polynesian, surfing, tail
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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
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns that name places and addresses
Compound Words : Identify and create closed compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class