Realistic (fiction), 204 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Ellie and her family get a big surprise when a storm causes the power in their home to go out. At first, the family has fun playing in the dark, using only candles for light. Will the family stay warm and entertained when the power remains off for more than one day? Blizzard Blackout provides colorful illustrations and engaging text. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters as well as to visualize to better understand the text.
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out, said, she
normal, power, pretend, spooky, squeezed, storm
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Analyze Character : Analyze character
Long Vowel Sounds : Discriminate long vowel /i/ sound
VCe Pattern : Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Exclamation Marks : Recognize and use exclamation marks
Antonyms : Identify and use antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class