Realistic (fiction), 1,350 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 590L
Mark buys apple cider from Mia because her sidewalk business is slow. Mia decides to donate her favorite sweater to someone who might need it. On the way to the donation center, Mia and her mom rescue a lost kitten and take it to the shelter. Duane takes care of the kitten until the owners come for it. Later that night, Duane shares his tip with Rosaria at the snack bar. What do they all have in common? They all practice SPRAK. What is SPRAK? Read the book to find out!
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Literature Circle Resources
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Close Read Passages
Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand the text
Cause and Effect : Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Adverbs : Identify and understand the use of adverbs
Colloquial phrases : Identify colloquial phrases
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class