Informational (nonfiction), 1,715 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 1000L
Readers learn the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a severe tropical cyclone. The book also explains how hurricanes are formed, where they come from, and where they occur most often in the world. One section focuses on predicting and preparing for hurricanes. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making connections to prior knowledge
Identify cause-and-effect relationships in nonfiction text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adverbs used in text
Understand how to read numbers and abbreviations
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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