Informational (nonfiction), 260 words, Level I (Grade 1)
Come meet Mark's family! Every summer, Mark spends a week at the lake with his family-and he has a lot of family to keep track of. In Families, Mark introduces us to his family members and explains how they are related. Photographs and labels help demonstrate the family structure. The book can also be used to teach students how to classify information as well as the proper use of possessive nouns.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Classify Information : Classify Information
Initial Blends : Discriminate initial consonant gr-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant gr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class