Informational (nonfiction), 290 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 430L
This book presents information about giant pandas through the story of Tian Tian, a giant panda born in China that currently lives in the United States. Students gain knowledge about a giant panda's habitat, diet, description, and playful nature. Photographs support the text.
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Identify main idea and details
Identify and use the vowel, consonant blend an
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify pronouns he, she, his, her, their, they
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