Realistic (fiction), 106 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 280L
Try, Try Again is based on the true story of a girl named Sonia. Sonia watched other kids going across the monkey bars, but when she tried to cross the monkey bars herself, she was unsuccessful. Will Sonia ever be successful at crossing the monkey bars? Detailed illustrations and repetitive text support beginning readers. Students will also be able to connect to prior knowledge and analyze characters in order to better understand the story.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to better understand text
Analyze characters in a story
Recognize and identify syllables
Identify initial consonant tr-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Recognize and use the high-frequency word make
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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