Realistic (fiction), 834 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
The big music competition is only two days away, and Rhythm and Harmony have some problems. Harmony is too nervous to sing in front of others, and Rhythm keeps losing the beat on his drums. It doesn't help that these two can't stop arguing. What will happen at the competition, and will Rhythm and Harmony learn to work together? This realistic fiction story presents opportunities to teach early readers to identify problem and solution in a story as well as how to use commas in dialogue.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify problem and solution
Identify r-controlled vowel er
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand the use of commas to separate dialogue
Identify and understand the use of suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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