Fantasy (fiction), 122 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 360L
Bored on a quiet day? Why not make a little music? The critters in Swamp Music do just that, using their special attributes to create a song together. This story, for the emergent reader, is lighthearted and fun, and provides an excellent vehicle for teaching how to sequence events and use rhyme.
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more, said, would
band, music, play, quiet, swamp, whole
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Sequence Events : Sequence events
Rhyme : Discriminate rhyming words
Rhyme : Identify and produce rhyming words
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Understand and use quotation marks
Onomatopoeia : Discriminate examples of onomatopoeia
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class