Realistic (fiction), 379 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
I Broke It tells the story of a boy who breaks his mother's favorite vase and blames the family dog. Does he tell the truth or let the dog suffer the punishment? Use this book to talk about the importance of telling the truth. Colorful and engaging illustrations support the text. Students will have opportunities to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to practice retelling skills.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Retell to understand text
Identify cause and effect
Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Define and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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