Fairy Tale (fiction), 279 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
Multilevel Book also available in levels L and O
Mateo's life is turned upside down when his mother remarries and he finds himself at the mercy of his unkind stepbrothers. At their urging, Mateo is forbidden to attend baseball tryouts when the Little League coach comes to town. With some help from his fairy godmother, however, Mateo attends tryouts and becomes the team's next star pitcher. Cinderello is a delightful retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast and the proper use of possessive nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.
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go, man, play
chores, national, pitch, spatula, tryouts, uniform
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Retell to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Manipulate Initial Sound : Manipulate initial sounds
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant ch digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Possessive Nouns : Recognize and use possessive nouns
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class