Realistic (fiction), 261 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 440L
Multilevel Book also available in levels K and N
Students love celebrating their birthdays! But what if their birthday came only once every four years? Leap Year Birthday tells the story of Leroy, a boy whose birthday falls on February 29. Leroy wants to learn more about leap day and why it happens only once every four years. Detailed illustrations and engaging text will help students learn about the scientific principles behind leap day. This book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters as well as to retell the events of a story in the correct sequence. The book and lesson are also available for levels K and N.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Retell story events to understand text
Analyze characters in a story
Identify consonant th digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify the names of the months and days of the week
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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