Humorous (fiction), 276 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Harry the Hippo lives in the jungle and has a horrible toothache. His animal friends try to help him and decide that they should pull out his tooth. One by one, they try unsuccessfully to extract Harry's tooth. Finally, the tooth is pulled out as part of the surprise ending.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Understand characters, setting, and plot
Identify vowel digraph oa
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use capitalization
Recognize compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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