Fantasy (fiction), 170 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 380L
This book shares the story of Groundhog Day-from the groundhog's perspective. Gus the groundhog can't remember the last time he saw his shadow, and he is getting worried. Will Gus be able to find his shadow or something even more exciting? Students will ask their own questions and think about the difference between reality and fantasy as they read the groundhog's tale.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Discriminate between reality and fantasy
Discriminate consonant digraph /sh/ sound
Identify consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use questions marks
Identify and use question words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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