Fantasy (fiction), 612 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 500L
When April's dad surprises her with a pitcher plant, she names him Harold and learns all about how to take care of him. She feeds him ants and spiders, but what Harold really wants is a red jellybean! Will April share one with him? Harold the Hungry Plant is an engaging and entertaining story filled with colorful illustrations and detailed sentences that make the story come alive. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to retell to better understand the story.
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Retell to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Identify initial consonant pl-blend
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Place words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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