Realistic (fiction), 163 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 430L
Pedro's village has many burros that help their owners with work. Pedro wants a burro of his own, so Grandfather gives him one. Grandfather expects Pedro to use the burro to help with his chores, but Pedro has a different plan. Students will enjoy the bright and detailed illustrations as they read this sweet story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify characters, setting, and plot
Discriminate short vowel /i/ sound
Identify short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use possessive nouns
Understand and use the suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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