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Realistic (fiction), 63 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 160L
Why Does an Octopus Need Eight Arms? is a charming story about an active octopus and the ways she uses her many arms throughout the day. Colorful illustrations, patterned text, and high-frequency words support early readers. Students will have the opportunity to make, revise, and confirm predictions as well as to identify the main idea and supporting details.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify main idea and details
Discriminate initial consonant /h/ sound
Identify initial consonant Hh
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create complete sentences
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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