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Fantasy (fiction), 1,395 words, Spanish Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 590L
The Little Fir Tree is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Fir Tree. It is written from the point of view of a fir tree that aspires to be taken home by people and decorated for a Christmas celebration. Finally he gets his chance and experiences the happiest two days of his life as he watches the family open gifts, laugh, and sing. Although the tree experiences some loneliness when he is placed outside, he finds hope in sharing his adventures with the garden plants. Illustrations support the text.
Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to better understand the text
Analyze characters in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of pronouns
Alphabetize content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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