Informational (nonfiction), 191 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 400L
Have you ever wondered about the unusual animals from Down Under? Australia is home to many interesting animals. Colorful, detailed photographs help the reader imagine what it might be like to see these creatures in person. Repetitive sentence patterns and high-frequency words support readers. Use the story to teach students to identify the main idea and details as well as to ask and answer questions.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Ask and answer questions to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Discriminate short vowel /i/ sound
Identify short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use verbs
Understand and arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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