Informational (nonfiction), 137 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 180L
In Does It Sink or Float? students have the opportunity to use what they know about familiar objects to determine whether each will sink or float in water. Interesting photographs are included to enhance student understanding of the concepts sink and float. Repetitive phrases and high-frequency words support early readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand text
Identify the author's purpose
Discriminate initial consonant blend /fl/ sound
Identify initial consonant blend fl
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize, identify, and use question marks
Understand, use, and write the high-frequency word will
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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