Fantasy (fiction), 111 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 330L
In Runaway Snowball, a giant snowball gets away from Timothy, causing problems for everyone below him on the hill. The story supports emergent readers by providing colorful illustrations and a repetitive text. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause and effect as well as how to recognize and use comparative adjectives.
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again, do, say
bigger, breaks, hill, rolls, snowball, snowman
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Cause and Effect : Determine cause and effect
Initial Sound : Discriminate initial sounds
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant sn-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Comparative Adjectives : Recognize and use comparative adjectives
Compound Words : Identify and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class