Pourquoi Tale (fiction), 251 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
According to legend, once all birds walked the same way and left the same tracks. In this entertaining pourquoi tale readers discover how birds came to have their own distinct footprints. Charming illustrations complement the text.
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Ask and answer questions to understand the text
Identify the problem and solution in the story
Discriminate short vowel /o/ sound
Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use exclamation marks
Identify high-frequency words other and they
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