Humorous (fiction), 357 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Every morning at 5:30 a.m., Keenan wakes up to the sound of a woodpecker tapping on his favorite tree. What can he do to stop the noisy intruder and get a good night's sleep again? The Woodpecker is a fun and humorous story that follows Keenan's attempts to stop the woodpecker from tapping. Colorful photographs and a fun storyline will keep students engaged with this book. It can also be used to teach students how to make, revise, and confirm predictions as well as to identify the problem and solution in a story.
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Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Problem and Solution : Identify the problem and solution in the story
Discriminate Initial and Final Consonant Digraphs : Discriminate initial consonant digraph /th/ sound
Consonant Digraphs : Identify initial consonant digraph th
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Understand and use past-tense verbs
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class