Realistic (fiction), 221 words, Level G (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 370L
In this story Maria is asked to join a baseball team. She accepts the invitation and is excited about being a part of the team. However, at school her friend Amos gives her an invitation to his birthday party. The party is on the same day as Maria's baseball game. Maria has a decision to make. She must decide if she is going to be a good team member and play in the game or go to the birthday party.
Use the reading strategy of making predictions and then confirming or revising them when reading realistic fiction stories
Identify story elements
Understand and read content vocabulary related to baseball
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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