Realistic (fiction), 541 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
When Leo goes to the community center with his parents, he learns that they are going to vote for president and other people in government. Leo is disappointed that he isn't old enough to vote, until he sees that there is a voting booth for kids! This story will introduce students to voting and help them get involved in the election process.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Identify author's purpose
Identify variant vowel /oo/
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Understand and use syllable patterns to divide words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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