Realistic (fiction), 376 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 520L
School picture day is just around the corner, and Poppy can't wait! She has picked out the perfect dress, shoes, and necklace. When a series of unforeseen events occur, however, Poppy's excitement turns to nervousness. Picture Day is a delightful story about the beauty found in our differences and what makes each one of us special. Use this story to teach students how to sequence events and accurately retell. The book and lesson are also available for levels M and P.
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Sequence Events : Sequence events in a text
Consonant Digraph Sounds : Identify consonant digraph /sh/ sound
Consonant Digraphs : Consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Exclamation Marks : Recognize and use exclamation marks
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class