Realistic (fiction), 2,445 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 650L
Talking to Each Other is a fictional story about a young girl named Amanda, her stepfather Chris, and her mother. While Amanda and Chris are able to communicate with few words, Amanda and her mother don't seem to communicate at all. This book provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of talking and listening to one another.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember text
Understand and identify character’s thoughts, feelings, and actions
Grammar and Mechanics
Use quotation marks
Recognize and use sensory words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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