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Realistic (fiction), 225 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
Multilevel Book also available in levels K and N
The Miller family gets a big surprise when they go outside to set up a yard sale and find a bear in a tree. How will they get it down? Brainstorm Bear is an entertaining and humorous story about the many ideas the family comes up with for how to move the bear. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell and identify problems and solutions. The book and lesson are also available for levels K and N.
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Retell to understand text
Problem and Solution : Determine problem and solution
Initial Blends : Discriminate initial consonant br-blend
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant br-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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