Realistic (fiction), 1,117 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 980L
When Christine takes a rescued robin chick home, she soon discovers that it isn't easy to care for a wild creature. After some online research, however, she finds the perfect solution for the little bird. Chick-a-Dude is an endearing story that can be used to teach students how to retell and how to identify problems and their solutions.
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kiln, mimicked, nurturing, orphaned, pottery, rescue, roast, territory, volunteered
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Problem and Solution : Determine problem and solution
Grammar and Mechanics
Dash : Recognize and use dashes
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class