Realistic (fiction), 192 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 460L
Why do we have laws? Laws for Kids explains that laws are rules everyone must follow to protect people and property. The illustrations depict a family following some basic laws as they travel around the city. Students have the opportunity connect to prior knowledge as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships in this story about laws. Detailed, supportive illustrations, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases support emergent readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Cause and effect
Identify short vowel a
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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