Fantasy (fiction), 122 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 360L
Bored on a quiet day? Why not make a little music? The critters in Swamp Music do just that, using their special attributes to create a song together. This story, for the emergent reader, is lighthearted and fun, and provides an excellent vehicle for teaching how to sequence events and use rhyme.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Discriminate rhyming words
Identify and produce rhyming words
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand and use quotation marks
Discriminate examples of onomatopoeia
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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