Realistic (fiction), 273 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
Paco's Tacos tells the story of Paco, a young boy whose uncle owns a taco truck. Paco likes to help his uncle sell tacos on Saturday mornings. But on this particular Saturday, things turn out differently than Paco expects. Detailed illustrations and an engaging plot will keep students interested in this story. The book can also be used to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships to better understand the story.
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customer, freeway, horchata, sobrino, tacos, tío
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Rhyme : Discriminate rhyming words
Rhyme : Identify and produce rhyming words
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Homophones : Identify and use homophones in sentences
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class