Pro/Con (nonfiction), 2,289 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 970L
Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons informs readers about the major sources of energy consumed in the world today: fossil fuels, hydroelectric energy, solar and wind energy, and nuclear power. Discussions of the pros and cons of each source are included, allowing readers to form their own opinion about the use of each type of energy. Photographs, charts, and diagrams support the text.
Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand text
Identify details to compare and contrast different types of energy sources
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use complex sentences
Recognize and use synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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