Fantasy (fiction), 1,834 words, Level T (Grade 3), Fiction Series, Lexile 860L
Morty Mouse couldn't believe he finally had a chance to become a newspaper carrier. His friend Ben asked him to cover his route for three days, and if Morty did a good job, he just might get his own job. Will Morty see his dream of being a newspaper carrier become a reality? Students will learn about the importance of dependability and honesty as Morty discovers if he is ready for the responsibility of having a job. Illustrations support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand the text
Understand and identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify compound sentences used in text
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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