Descriptive (nonfiction), 128 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 320L
From riding bikes to playing sports, exercise is hard work! Why Exercise? introduces readers to many different ways to push their bodies to work hard and explains how exercise can make them feel. These connections make this book ideal for teaching cause-and-effect relationships. This book also helps build readers' confidence through the use of predictive text and detailed, relatable photographs that can help them connect to the text and activate their prior knowledge.
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makes, when, you
exercise, healthy, hungry, mood, stretch, sweat
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Rhyme : Identify and produce rhyme
Word Families : Identify word family -ake
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalization and Punctuation : Capitalize sentence beginnings and punctuate sentence endings
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word makes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class