Realistic (fiction), 79 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 280L
Happy Kwanzaa! Kaden and his family are celebrating Kwanzaa. Kaden's Kwanzaa shows students a unique view of the different ways to celebrate Kwanzaa. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose for writing and how to identify verbs.
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is, my, we
African American, celebrates, crafts, feast, heritage, Kwanzaa
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to better understand text
Author's Purpose : Determine author's purpose
Initial Consonants : Discriminate initial consonant /k/ sound
Consonants : Identify initial consonant Kk
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class