Fantasy (fiction), 608 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Colleen and the Leprechaun is the story of an eight-year-old girl who takes a trip to Ireland to meet her grandparents for the first time. On the way to her grandparents' home, her grandfather fascinates her with stories of Celtic fairies and Irish legends, mysteriously warning her to watch for "little people." Illustrations and maps support the text.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Sequence events in a story
Identify vowel digraph ee
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Understand the use of quotation marks to identify dialogue
Recognize and use homophones
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