Informational (nonfiction), 57 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 220L
Cranberries are known for their tartness and deep red color. Cranberries provides students an introduction to this fruit, including information about where it grows, what it looks like, and various ways it can be eaten. Vibrant photographs and a repetitive text structure will support beginning readers. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and to place words in alphabetical order.
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Teach the Objectives
Ask and answer questions to understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine an authorís purpose for writing
Initial Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant /fr/ sound
Consonant Blends : Identify initial consonant fr-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Complete Sentences : Recognize and create complete sentences
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class