Descriptive (nonfiction), 167 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 350L
Students can be animal detectives as they read What in the World Is That? By using the clues in the book, can they determine what the mystery animal is before the end of the book? The author compares and contrasts the unknown animal and different creatures, revealing more and more of its attributes with each comparison. Students will be so absorbed with the fun of unraveling the mystery that they won't even realize that they are learning to make predictions and identify main idea and details.
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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 main idea and details
Discriminate initial consonant L-blends
Identify initial consonant L-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and apply questions marks
Recognize and use question words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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