Informational (nonfiction), 362 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 580L
Your students have heard of kangaroos and koalas, but that is probably the extent of their knowledge about marsupials. Teach them more about a fascinating subclass of animals in Where's the Joey? This nonfiction book is broken into sections for easy reading, with photographs and maps providing supporting information. Emergent readers will ask and answer questions as they discern the main idea and details of the book.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Discriminate initial consonant /j/ sound
Identify initial consonant Jj
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Recognize and use measurement words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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