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Fairy Tale (fiction), 1,680 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 660L
In this clever spoof of traditional fairy tales, all the water in the world comes from an enormous bowl on the moon. The woman who tips over the bowl to provide water for people on Earth sometimes forgets to do her job. With washday approaching, everyone is quickly becoming annoyed with her. A brave woodchopper named Tom is sent to the moon to remedy the situation. Readers will enjoy predicting how he solves the problem and discovering the true identity of the person who controls the water.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand fictional text
Story Elements : Understand story elements of fairy tales
Grammar and Mechanics
Conjunctions : Identify the conjunction and used to combine sentences
Similes : Recognize and understand similes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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