Realistic (fiction), 270 words, Level H (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 450L
Carlos and his family are looking forward to their first Thanksgiving dinner in America. everything is going as planned until a big snowstorm prevents the guests from coming. everyone in the neighborhood is worried about what they will do for Thanksgiving dinner. Then Carlos comes up with a plan that reflects the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Students will have the opportunity to sequence events and to reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving as they read this book.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify short /i/ sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use possessives
Recognize and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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