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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Use the strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify the main idea and details in text
Identify vowel digraph ay
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Understand and use commas in a series
Identify and understand antonyms in text
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