Informational (nonfiction), 98 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 250L
Maya is a gymnast who loves to balance, flip, climb, and bend. I Am a Gymnast introduces students to twelve-year-old Maya and the gymnastics routine that keeps her happy and strong. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text.
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Compare and contrast ideas
Discriminate short vowel /a/ sound
Identify short vowel a
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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