Fantasy (fiction), 248 words, Level G (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 350L
The Monsters can't wait to go to the circus, but none of them have money. Their lemonade and pizza stands go bust. But then a mischievous monkey escapes from the circus and dashes up a tree. Bonk's clever solution brings the monkey back to the circus, and the Ringmonster rewards the friends.
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use interrogative sentences
Alphabetize words to the first letter
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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