Folktale (fiction), 618 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
One of the most valuable lessons for students to learn is the importance of kindness. The Drum tells the story of a young Indian boy who learns this lesson by showing kindness to others and receiving kindness in return. Colorful illustrations and engaging text will keep students interested in learning this important lesson. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as retell to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels H and K.
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause and effect relationships
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant th digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Commas : Recognize and use commas after introductory words
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class