Realistic (fiction), 340 words, Level K (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 480L
Carlos's Family Celebration follows Carlos and his sister, Selena, as they prepare to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with their family. They decorate the house, practice their dancing, and dress in their special party clothes. Illustrations support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Orally segment words into syllable
Identify diphthong /ou/
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize proper nouns
Identify and use time-order words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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