Realistic (fiction), 205 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
We love our families, but they can drive us crazy. In Brother Messy, Brother Neat, wo brothers are as different as they can be. One likes everything neat and tidy, and the other prefers creative messes. What happens when they are forced to share a room? Your students will want to find out, and you will want to use this opportunity to teach them about problem and solution in a story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand text
Determine problem and solution
Identify initial consonant pr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Identify and choose antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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