Fantasy (fiction), 394 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 570L
In Vampire Dentist, even monsters are scared to go to the dentist! When Louie the vampire complains about a toothache, his butler insists he see a dentist. At first, Louie refuses, but when he finds out he can't have any Halloween candy if he doesn't go, he faces his fears. This is a great choice for the Halloween season: a fun story with silly cartoons, and a dilemma students will understand.
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butler, coffin, dentist, fangs, floss, inspected, terrifies, trudged, vampire
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Analyze Character : Analyze characters in a book
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant tr-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Use verbs
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class