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Informational (nonfiction), 659 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 980L
What kind of tree trunk can tell a story? One that's been carved into a totem pole! In this informational book, readers will learn in what parts of the United States totem poles are found, why they are used and by whom, and how totem poles are carved. Photographs of totem poles, and of figures found on totem poles, enhance the text.
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Ask and answer questions to understand informational text
Identify the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text
Identify r-controlled vowel ar
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adjectives as words that describe
Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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