Realistic (fiction), 167 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 420L
Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage that most children relish. Loose Tooth depicts a young boy imagining various scenarios that could result in his finally losing his tooth. The comical illustrations enliven the story, and will have students laughing out loud as you teach them lessons about characters and nouns.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify and describe characters
Discriminate variant vowel /oo/ sound
Identify variant vowel oo
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use nouns
Identify and use the high-frequency word my
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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