Fantasy (fiction), 223 words, Level I (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 470L
Bonk keeps a lucky buckeye in his pocket. One night he puts the lucky buckeye on his dresser, and in the morning it is gone. Then he begins to have bad luck. How will the monsters solve this mystery? Bonk and the Lucky Buckeye provides an opportunity for readers to practice retelling and identifying cause-and-effect relationships. Illustrations support the text.
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Identify cause and effect
Identify short /u/ vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use present-tense verbs
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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