Realistic (fiction), 486 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 550L
There's too much traffic on the street! How will Joey solve this problem? Joey's Stop Sign is a realistic fiction book in which the four characters decide to request that the city install new stop signs to slow traffic. The children distribute a petition, gather data on how many cars pass before and after school, take pictures of people trying to cross, and even tell the story of a local dog that got hit by a car. Illustrations support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Identify problem and solution
Identify vowel diphthong ou
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of quotation marks to identify dialogue
Recognize the suffix -ed and understand the formation of past-tense verbs
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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