Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options.
Realistic (fiction), 156 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.
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand the text
Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize adjectives as words that describe
Identify and produce synonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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