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 both good and bad feelings and the importance of receiving hugs for either kind.
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Retell details of a story to understand the text
Identify cause and effect relationships
Identify final consonant st-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adjectives as words that describe
Identify and produce synonyms
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