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Personal Narrative (fiction), 336 words, Spanish Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 400L
Darby's Birthday Party is about a dog named Darby who is going to be 15 years old. His human friends, Mia and Mike, decide to have a special birthday party for Darby, but they are not sure where it should take place. They consider many locations and finally settle on a place that is Darby's favorite--the zoo.
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to make sense of text
Identify problem and solution as story elements
Discriminate initial consonant digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Use M–dash for dialogue
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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