Fantasy (fiction), 317 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 500L
Multilevel Book also available in levels L and O
Young Cy and Medusa find an unlikely friendship when they discover that they share similar hardships at school. Cy and Medusa is a story about how these mythical creatures help solve the other's problem and learn how to adapt to what makes each of them unique. 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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Leveled Book Lesson
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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 -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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