Realistic (fiction), 134 words, Level E (Grade 1), Lexile 350L
In Nothing for Father's Day, a dad who has received less than useful gifts the previous Father's Day tells his family that he wants nothing for Father's Day. The family honors his request but gives him something special that doesn't come in a box. The picture-to-text correspondence and repetitive text patterns contribute to the readers' enjoyment of the story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading
Understand cause-and-effect relationships in the text
Discriminate medial long vowel sounds
Read CVCe long /a/ words
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and form regular plural nouns
Use high-frequency words have and has
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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