Realistic (fiction), 963 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
Max is very angry because he wants to be the "boss" of something instead of being told what to do all the time. His parents work with him to find a solution to his anger, but the solution ends up creating another problem--his parents become angry! Finally, Max and his parents sit down to discuss the situation. They find a solution for managing anger that works for everyone.
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Literature Circle Resources
angry, boss, bothered, embarrassed, mean, proud
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Analyze Character : Analyze character traits in text
Open Vowels : Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Identify and use contractions
Synonyms : Identify and use synonyms
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