Narrative (fiction), 401 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
When a young boy is distressed about having to entertain himself without computer games, his father presents him with an older kind of entertainment. The boy discovers the joy of reading books and the value of using his own imagination. He becomes so hooked on reading that he forgets all about the computer, even after it is fixed! Children will enjoy this story and might grow to appreciate reading a little more.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading to understand text
Use a character map to analyze a character
Identify consonant digraph wh in words
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize quotation marks and punctuate correctly
Alphabetize content vocabulary words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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