Realistic (fiction), 966 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Fiction Series, Lexile 610L
Have you ever heard the expression, "Money burns a hole in your pocket"? That's true for Mike! In The Kid Who Couldn't Save, Mike desperately wants to buy a spy kit, but he's not very good at saving money. Will he be able to change his habits and buy the spy kit? Likeable characters and an engaging storyline will keep students interested in this story while they learn basic concepts about money and compound interest. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as how to make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Analyze cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Identify and use idioms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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