Folktale (fiction), 1,096 words, Level O (Grade 2)
Makusani's Lesson is a Venezuelan folktale that tells the story of Makusani, a very curious young boy. Makusani is a good boy, but his curiosity always seems to get him in trouble. His choices lead him on an adventure that eventually teaches him a valuable lesson.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Identify vowel patterns -igh and -ight
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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