Realistic (fiction), 622 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 640L
What's Thanksgiving without turkey? Spare the Turkey is a realistic fiction book in which Darryl and his mother join friends for a Thanksgiving meal. He is very skeptical because the family is vegetarian and will not be serving turkey. Upset, he assumes he and his mother will leave hungry and have to go out to eat after dinner. Find out what happens when Darryl sits down to a table filled with vegetarian dishes. Illustrations support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Analyze characters in the text
Identify initial consonant sp-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of quotation and punctuation marks in dialogue
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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