Realistic (fiction), 398 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Changes is the story of a young girl's struggle to accept change. She starts at a new school, her best friend moves away, and she loses a beloved pet. Through these experiences she learns that change is part of life. Luckily, feelings can change, too.
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Literature Circle Resources
Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to make meaning from text
Make Inferences : Make inferences
Segment Syllables : Segment syllables
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraph ay
Grammar and Mechanics
Pronouns : Identify and use pronouns
Compound Words : Identify and read compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class