Personal Narrative (fiction), 154 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 320L
Rock Hunting captures a child's curiosity to learn about the world. The book tells the story of a child hunting for rocks. Emergent readers will experience the joy of a rock hunt and learn valuable scientific information about rocks. Students will also practice the skill of comparing and contrasting. Engaging photographs support the text.
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Compare and Contrast : Compare and contrast
Segment and Blend Phonemes : Segment and blend phonemes
VCe Pattern : Identify the VCe pattern in words
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use adjectives
Position Words : Recognize and use position words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class