Descriptive (nonfiction), 203 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 390L
This Is a Bird describes many different types of birds. Although birds have some things in common, such as feathers and beaks, they can also be very different from one another. Students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast birds as well as to ask and answer questions. Detailed, supportive photographs and repetitive phrases support early readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Compare and contrast
Discriminate initial and final consonant digraph sh
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Recognize and use high-frequency word this
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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