Realistic (fiction), 1,907 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 960L
Have you ever felt upset with someone in your family, but you didn't know how to communicate you feelings? That's exactly what Tessa faces in Tessa's Family Day. Tessa and her mom are stuck in an argument, and they must learn to communicate their feelings in order to solve their problem. Relatable characters and realistic storylines will keep students engaged in learning an important lesson about communication and feelings. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships in a story.
Retell to understand text
Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use dashes
Discriminate and use open compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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