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Fantasy (fiction), 404 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
The main character of this book is not only moving to a new school, sheís moving to a new planet! In New Planet, New School, the young protagonist is happy with her new home until she has to start school. She worries that she wonít fit in. The story is a good starting point for a discussion on accepting others and appreciating differences, and also provides the opportunity to teach about an authorís purpose and proper nouns. Brilliant illustrations accompany the science fiction story.
Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose for writing
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraphs ea and ee
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize names of places as proper nouns
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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