Realistic (fiction), 195 words, Level G (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 450L
Carlos is asked to join the baseball team. He is excited to make new friends because he is new at school. Becky invites Carlos to her birthday party; however, he has an important baseball game that day. Carlos has a decision to make. Where will he go? Students have the opportunity to visualize and to identify the problem and solution. Detailed, supportive illustrations support readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Identify problem and solution
Discriminate short /i/ vowel sound
Identify short i vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Recognize compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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