Realistic (fiction), 3,175 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 660L
Hannah's grandpa has lived with Hannah and her mother since Hannah was two years old. One day while Hannah is at school, Grandpa has a stroke. Hannah visits him in the hospital even though he is in a coma. With her mother's help, Hannah learns how to cope with her feelings while her grandfather is sick, and when he eventually dies. This thoughtful book offers young readers a realistic look at loving-and losing-someone they care deeply about.
Use the reading strategy of making connections to prior knowledge
Analyze characters in a story
Recognize and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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