Realistic (fiction), 81 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 130L
Every child can relate to the bit of anxiety brought on by getting a haircut! Just a Trim follows a girl as she goes from very long to very short hair, a little at a time. Colorful illustrations and a repetitive text structure support emergent readers. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters and how to identify comparative adjectives.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Analyze characters within a text
Blend onset and rime
Identify initial consonant blend sn-
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize comparative adjectives
Identify and use synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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