Fantasy (fiction), 117 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 270L
Tiny Tugboat has a huge job before him when a crowd of boats get stuck in the bay. The plucky tugboat goes to work. Students will enjoy watching him set free boats, ships, and even a submarine! Cartoony illustrations bring humor and personality to the story. Tiny Tugboat uses shorter sentences and dialogue appropriate for emergent readers, and also teaches students about sequencing events and quotation marks.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Visualize to understand text
Discriminate initial consonant /t/ sound
Identify initial consonant Tt
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use the high-frequency word out
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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