Fantasy (fiction), 323 words, Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 500L
Bonk dreams of a new bike, but he doesn't have enough money to buy it. To earn the money, he decides to start a dog-walking business. Bonks friends volunteer to help him, but he wants to put all the money toward his new bike. Bonk's business is very successful, and in the end he is forced to ask his friends for help. Like true friends, they all work together to make Bonk's dream come true.
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Use the reading strategy of making text-to-text connections in the Monster series to understand the story
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Orally substitute medial sounds
Locate and read words that contain the ea vowel digraph and make the long /e/ sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Locate and read verbs with -ing endings
Read high-frequency words in text
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