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Fantasy (fiction), 367 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Why I'm Late Today is the fantastical tale of a young girl who is late to school after a trip to the planet Norbot. After sharing breakfast with the Norbotians and landing the spaceship in the schoolyard, she must explain herself to the school secretary. Colorful and engaging illustrations support the humorous text. Students will have opportunities to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to practice retelling skills.
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Retell to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause and effect
Short Vowel Sounds : Discriminate short vowel /i/ sound
Short Vowels : Identify short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
Suffixes : Understand and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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