Informational (nonfiction), 154 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 370L
If someone asked you to name smart animals, chances are you wouldn't mention the crow. Yet this bird exhibits surprisingly intelligent behavior. Emergent readers will be fascinated to learn about the crow's clever tricks and actions. A mixture of photographs and fun illustrations that support the text will maintain their interest.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Discriminate Initial Consonant Blend : Discriminate the initial consonant blend cr
Consonants : Associate the letters cr with the /cr/ sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple Sentences : Recognize and explain the parts of a simple sentence
Alphabetizing : Alphabetize words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class