Realistic (fiction), 1,421 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 710L
When the students in Mrs. Ellis's class are asked to bring a thesaurus to class, Angie Jarrett is thrilled and amazed. Thrilled that she can bring what she believes to be a dinosaur to class, and amazed that, according to Mrs. Ellis, one lives in the home of every student in the class. When Angie's mother gives her a book instead of a dinosaur, Angie is terribly disappointed. But Angie learns to love the book and the words she discovers inside. The Thesaurus provides a charming introduction to using resource materials.
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create combined sentences
Recognize and use antonyms and synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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