Realistic (fiction), 180 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Denise is bored. It is winter vacation, and she is out of things to do. While she is waiting for it to snow, she does puzzles and reads books. How will Denise stay busy while waiting for the snow? Winter Vacation provides the opportunity to introduce problem and solution to early readers. Illustrations support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Identify problem and solution
Discriminate variant vowel /oo/
Identify variant vowel oo
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use quotation marks
Understand and use high-frequency words she and her
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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