Fantasy (fiction), 286 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 470L
Multilevel Book also available in levels L and O
When the humans return to the forest with their trucks and plans for new construction, the local animals are distressed. The Animal Bridge is an amusing story about a group of animals who create several humorous, but ultimately ineffective, plans to stop the humans in their tracks. In the end, however, the animals are pleasantly surprised to see what the humans have built. The book can also be used to teach students how to retell and identify characters, setting, and plot. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.
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Retell to understand text
Identify characters, setting, and plot
Identify consonant th digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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