Informational (nonfiction), 160 words, Level F (Grade 1)
Students read and follow directions at school all day long, but many children don't really know why! This book describes different ways students can follow directions and why it is so important. From writing their names to filling in circles, following directions can help students show what they know. Following Directions helps build readers' confidence through the use of predictive text and detailed photographs. This book can be used to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge and identify main ideas and details in a book.
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how, my, we
directions, follow, learns, passage, start, work
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details in a text
Initial and Final Sounds : Discriminate initial consonant /f/ sound
Consonants : Identify initial consonant Ff
Grammar and Mechanics
Verbs : Recognize and use verbs
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word how
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class