Humorous (fiction), 283 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 380L
All is quiet at 2 a.m., and Alistair the cat is ready to play. Students will enjoy reading about Alistair's clever attempts to wake Dan and Becky. The book provides opportunities for students to develop flexibility with print layout by altering the location of text throughout the book. Humorous illustrations accompany the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of self-questioning to understand text
Identify point of view
Manipulate initial sounds
Understand that some consonants are silent and that /n/ may be represented by n or kn
Grammar and Mechanics
Match contractions to their individual words
Identify and define high-frequency word play
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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