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Realistic (fiction), 667 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 470L
Multilevel Book also available in levels I and L
In The Last Day of School, all of the third graders are excited for summer vacation, but before they start their break, they spend time signing each other's yearbook. It's a lot of fun for students, except for John, who is stuck in the nurse's office. How will he get his classmates to sign his yearbook? Detailed and colorful illustrations will keep students interested in this relatable story. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify narrative point of view as well as retell to better understand the story. The book and lesson are also available for levels I and L.
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Retell to understand text
Narrative Point of View : Identify narrative point of view
Consonant Blends : Identify initial and final consonant st-
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Recognize and use quotation marks to show dialogue
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and use synonyms and antonyms
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