Realistic (fiction), 339 words, Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 530L
Carlos and his family are returning to Mexico to celebrate Navidad. When they arrive, they participate in Las Posadas. They walk through the neighborhood knocking on doors and singing carols until they locate the fiesta. At midnight, they attend church together. Students will have the opportunity to sequence events and compare their winter holiday celebrations to Carlos's as they read this book.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Discriminate /sp/ sound
Identify consonant blend sp
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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