The informational text includes text features, such as photographs and captions, to give an overview of information about spiders and to explain the similarities and differences between spider species, such as the Cobweb Spider, Ray Spider, Social Spiders, Water Spider, Golden Orb Weaver, and the Hawaiian Happy-face Spider. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.