Narrative (fiction), 400 words, Spanish Level J (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
When a young boy is distressed about having to entertain himself without computer games, his father presents him with an older kind of entertainment. The boy discovers the joy of reading books and the value of using his own imagination. He becomes so hooked on reading that he forgets all about the computer, even after it is fixed! Children will enjoy this story and might grow to appreciate reading a little more.
Make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading to understand text
Use a character map to analyze a character
Identify consonant digraph ch in words
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize lines of dialogue and punctuate correctly
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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