Fantasy (fiction), 570 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 570L
Multilevel Book also available in levels J and P
The Creature Constitution is the story of Maddy the Mouse and the other creatures of Independence Hall in 1786. The creatures are miserable and tired because singing pigeons, scurrying mice, and chirping crickets make it hard for anyone to sleep. Follow along as Maddy brings all the creatures together to create their first constitution. Bright and detailed illustrations support the enjoyable and entertaining text. Book and lesson are also available at Levels J and P.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify problem and solution
Identify vowel digraphs ee and ea
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify prepositional phrases
Understand and use the suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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