Realistic (fiction), 219 words, Lexile 420L Level 2 Grades 1-2
No matter what he does, Malik can't make his baby brother smile. He tries playing peekaboo. He wears a clown wig. He tells jokes. But his brother doesn't smile. His mom and dad tell him to be patient, but Malik feels like giving up. The next morning he approaches his baby brother quietly and smiles. His baby brother smiles back!
Lesson SkillsComprehension Skills and Strategies
- Make predictions
- Sequence events
- Story elements: Analyze character
- Story elements: Problem and solution
- Text-to-self connections
Concepts About Print
- Print concepts
- Initial consonant s-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
- Inflectional ending -ed
- Book vocabulary
Shared Writing and a Home Connection are integrated into one of the skills above.