Pourquoi Tale (fiction), 320 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 530L
Monkey is a good friend to Crocodile. He tosses him sweet fruit each day. Soon Crocodile wants to return the favor and invites Monkey to join him for dinner. Should Monkey leave his safe tree and travel across the river with Crocodile? The pourquoi tale Monkey and Crocodile retells the story of trust and cleverness with delightful illustrations. Students have the opportunity to identify the characters and setting as well as connect to prior knowledge. 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
Identify characters and setting
Identify short vowel e
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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