Informational (nonfiction), 351 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 610L
Do you like foot races and playing in the mud? Then Mud Runs might be for you! Mud Runs introduces readers to an exciting form of competition, which can include outlandish costumes, challenging obstacles, and scary zombies. Exciting photos will hold students' interest as they learn about adjectives and making inferences and drawing conclusions. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions : Make inferences and draw conclusions about information in the text
Initial and Final Sounds : Discriminate short vowel /u/ sound
Consonants : Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize and use adjectives
Bold Print : Understand the purpose of boldface words in text
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class