Pourquoi Tale (fiction), 572 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 600
Have you ever been to the desert? It is hot! The animals in the desert are getting a little too hot, and they need to cool down. In Go Away, Sun!, the desert animals try to solve their problems by telling Sun to go away. But they soon discover that their solution brought about another set of problems. This book is an engaging pourquoi tale that explains how and why the sun travels across the sky. This story can also be used to teach students how to sequence events and use adjectives correctly.
Retell to understand text
Sequence events in a text
Identify and use words with the initial consonant sk-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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