Realistic (fiction), 121 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 270L
Hugs tells about a group of friends, all but one of whom is having a bad day and needs a hug. The unexpected conclusion ends the book on an uplifting note. Hugs reinforces the validity of all kinds of feelings and the importance of receiving hugs for any kind.
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Teach the Objectives
Retell details of a story to understand the text
Cause and Effect : Identify cause and effect relationships
Blend Phonemes : Blend phonemes
Consonant Blends : Identify final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Recognize adjectives as words that describe
Synonyms : Identify and produce synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class