Folktale (fiction), 218 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 440L
Armadillo's Song tells the story of Armadillo, who wishes he could sing like all of his friends in the forest. However, the other animals keep telling him that armadillos can't sing. What will he do? Colorful illustrations and a repetitive text structure support early emergent readers. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify characters, setting, and plot as well as to make, revise, and confirm predictions.
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came, said, sing
armadillo, foolish, forest, hail, sharp, shell
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Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Identify Character, Setting and Plot : Identify characters, setting, and plot
Alliteration : Listen for alliterative sounds
Consonants : Identify initial consonant Ss sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word came
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class