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Fantasy (fiction), 124 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 350L
Have you ever been stuck inside because it was raining? That's what happens to a boy named Andy in Who Needs Rain? He is then visited by a cloud in his dreams and learns why rain is important. Colorful illustrations and engaging text support emergent readers. This story can be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing as well as to recognize and use interrogative sentences.
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Determine author’s purpose
Discriminate initial consonant cl-blend
Identify initial consonant cl-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use interrogative sentences
Identify and use the high-frequency word said
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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