Informational (fiction), 249 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 460L
In We Make Maple Syrup, students learn the steps for making syrup from maple sap. From tapping the maple tree to eating the syrup on pancakes, students see how one family spends time together. Students will have the opportunity to practice sequencing events as they read this informative story. Detailed illustrations support readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify short /i/ vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Recognize and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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