Fairy Tale (fiction), 569 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 510L
Jack's Tale and Giant's Tale are intended to be used together. The books tell the same story--a new version of Jack and the Beanstalk--but a different character narrates each of them. In Jack's Tale, students will learn what Jack is feeling as he embarks on his adventure. This lesson gives students an opportunity to compare different points of view and see how they alter the story and also allows students to make text-to-text connections through the story and illustrations. The new twist on a familiar tale and the surprise ending guarantee student interest.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Compare and contrast within and across stories
Discriminate long /e/ vowel digraphs
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use adjectives
Recognize colloquial phrases
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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