Realistic (fiction), 95 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 220L
Amy is friends with many trees. She swings in a maple tree and climbs an oak tree. Make a Tree Friend shows many ways in which a tree can be a friend. Students have the opportunity to ask and answer questions as well as identify the main idea and details. Detailed, supportive illustrations, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases support emergent readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Segment onset and rime
Identify short vowel Ii
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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