Realistic (fiction), 371 words, Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series
Carlos has moved from Monterrey, Mexico, to the United States. He makes a poster to introduce himself to his new classmates. He also makes a new friend in his apartment building. Students have the opportunity to retell the story and sequence events. Readers will enjoy this story about making new friends in a new country.
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his, they, with
abuela, factory, hola, Mexico, padre, relatives
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Sequence Events : Sequence events
Sound Discrimination : Discriminate short /a/ vowel
Short Vowels : Identify short /a/ vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Recognize and use contractions
Foreign Vocabulary : Recognize and use foreign vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class