Fantasy (fiction), 339 words, Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 440L
Uzzle has a problem--he wants a football helmet but cannot afford one. Jupe suggests they look for one at a thrift store. Uzzle chooses a helmet that he thinks makes him look like a star. But it is too big, which causes him to trip and fall. What will Uzzle do with his new helmet? This book provides an excellent opportunity to introduce problem and solution. Entertaining pictures support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Identify problem and solution
Discriminate voiced /th/ sound
Identify consonant digraph th
Grammar and Mechanics
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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