Realistic (fiction), 77 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 190L
In Welcome Back, Butterflies, the girl loves butterflies, especially the orange and black ones. She watches them fly away in the fall and come back in the spring. She wants the butterflies to come to her house. How will she get them to come? Students will have the opportunity to identify the author's purpose in this simple, informative story. Detailed illustrations, high-frequency words, and repetitive text support early readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand text
Identify author's purpose
Segment onset and rime
Identify short /a/ vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Recognize and use high-frequency word their
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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