Realistic (fiction), 439 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 470L
For days, Julia has been diligently working to build the perfect castle using all of her blocks. After her rabbit gets loose from his cage and accidentally ruins all of her hard work, Julia is left feeling discouraged. Julia's Castle is a tender story of one little girl turning her frustration and disappointment into a creative new possibility. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and to recognize and use irregular verbs.
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Teach the Objectives
Connect to prior knowledge
Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions : Make inferences and draw conclusions
Consonant Digraphs : Identify and use consonant digraph sh
Grammar and Mechanics
Irregular Verbs : Recognize and use irregular verbs
Suffixes : Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class