Fable (fiction), 193 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 380L
Is it better to be tall or short? The fable The Camel and the Pig examines this age-old question. In the end, the pig and the camel discover it is great to be yourself. Students have the opportunity to identify the characters as well as connect to prior knowledge. Supportive illustrations, high-frequency words, and simple dialogue support emergent readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Segment onset and rime
Identify short vowel /u/
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Understand, use, and write the high-frequency word said
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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