Realistic (fiction), 108 words, Level E (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 300L
Will and Whitney have been walking together all their lives, from the wheat fields of childhood to the slow stroll of old age. Walk Awhile is a charming story that helps teach students about the consonant /w/ and /wh/ digraph sounds. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify the author's purpose as well as how to recognize and use question marks.
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Teach the Objectives
Retell to understand a text
Author's Purpose : Determine authorís purpose
Sound Discrimination : Discriminate sounds
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant wh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Question Marks : Recognize and use question marks
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use high-frequency words they, to, want
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class