Descriptive (fiction), 208 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 420L
Falcons are amazing birds of prey, and those that live in the city get help from humans. City Falcons provides interesting facts about how falcons adapt to raising their young in urban areas and how people can keep an eye on them. The story is written in a descriptive narrative format for transitional readers. Students will also have the opportunity to make, revise, and confirm predictions as well as to identify characters and setting in order to better understand the text.
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down, make, their
chicks, falcons, hungry, nest box, prey, webcam
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Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify Characters and Setting : Identify characters and setting in a text
Discriminate Initial Consonant Blend : Discriminate initial consonant fr- and pr-blends
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant fr- and pr-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Compound Subject : Identify and use compound subjects
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word their
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class