Informational (nonfiction), 172 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 350L
Animal Eyes gives the reader an up-close look at the eyes of some familiar animals. Readers are encouraged to guess what kind of animal has the type of eyes presented before turning the page to find out. Photographs provide clues that help readers decode unfamiliar words.
Use reading strategy of connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Compare and contrast
Recognize the sounds of s-blends /st/ /sp/ /sm/ /sk/ /sl/ /sn/ /sw/
Associate st, sp, and sm with the phonetic elements /st/ /sp/ /sm/
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adjectives as words that describe
Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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