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Informational (nonfiction), 637 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 490L
Sign Language and Hand Talk introduces readers to the ways people-and even a gorilla-communicate with their hands. Students learn about the history of sign language and about famous people who have used sign language. Photographs and illustrations support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify the main idea and details in text
Identify vowel digraph ay
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use commas in a series
Identify and understand antonyms in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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