Science Fiction (fiction), 393 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 520L
Multilevel Book also available in levels H and N
What happens when alien children don't mind their parents? Zorb wants to take over Earth using blasters. His mother suggests he leave Earth alone. When Zorb seems determined to take over the planet, his father decides to teach him a lesson about humans. In Grounded to Earth, students have the opportunity to retell and analyze a character while reading an interesting science fiction tale. Detailed, supportive illustrations and high-frequency words support emergent readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand text
Identify vowel digraph ay
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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