Realistic (fiction), 370 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
Kevin heads out to the playground to play basketball with the guys, but instead he finds them picking on a deaf boy named Joey. Kevin finds himself in a situation where he has the opportunity to do the right thing and help Joey. Find out how he teaches some boys a lesson on why they shouldn't pick on others.
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approach, deaf, enough, forever, insult, keep-away, playground, sense, teasing
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Author's Purpose : Identify authorís purpose
Vowel Diphthong : Identify diphthongs ou and ow
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Recognize and use contractions
Homophones : Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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