Realistic (fiction), 170 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 400L
Going to the dentist can bring up all sorts of feelings for children. In this book, children will relate to the character's fear about her very first dentist appointment. As she proceeds, step-by-step, through the appointment, her fears dissipate, and her readers can also experience new confidence. Photographs support the text. Simple sentences and a topic near a child's heart will make this book a success in the classroom.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Manipulate medial vowel sounds
Associate the letters ea and ee with the long /e/ vowel
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use conjunctions
Recognize and choose appropriate antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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