Realistic (fiction), 526 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 760L
Brad never has enough money, even though he earns an allowance every week. When he complains, his parents tell him that he can earn more money if he does more work, but Brad doesn't want to do more work! Brad and his parents arrive at a solution: Brad needs to make a weekly budget. This realistic fiction story, with clear cross-curricular implications in math, presents opportunities to teach early readers to identify problem and solution in a story and simple sentences.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Determine problem and solution
Identify consonant dg digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and analyze simple sentences
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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