Personal Narrative (fiction), 434 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 400L
Darby's Birthday Party is about a dog named Darby who is going to be 15 years old. His human friends, Mia and Mike, decide to have a special birthday party for Darby, but they are not sure where it should take place. They consider many locations and finally settle on a place that is Darby's favorite--the zoo.
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to make sense of text
Identify problem and solution as story elements
Identify words with initial consonant digraph ch
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand lines of dialogue
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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