Realistic (fiction), 779 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 550L
Jae keeps losing his belongings, one after the next. Rather than letting this get him down, Jae maintains a surprisingly positive attitude and, in the end, learns that losing his belongings wasn't so bad after all. The Loser can be used to teach students how to analyze characters and to identify and use contractions. The book and lesson are also available for levels I and L.
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand text
Analyze Character : Analyze character
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant th digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Recognize and use contractions
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class