Tall Tale (fiction), 837 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 690L
Meet a real American hero--Johnny Appleseed! This is the (tall) tale of Johnny growing up during the time of the American Revolution. Johnny wanted to plant apple trees for the pioneers moving westward so they would have apples to eat. Come along on Johnny's adventures as he heads west!
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to better understand text
Distinguish between reality and fantasy
Identify r-controlled /o/ vowel
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Identify and use comparative and superlative adjectives
Recognize and understand the use of similes
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