Narrative (fiction), 684 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 600L
Li's Tangram Animals is about an eight-year-old boy from China who has recently moved to the United States. He is worried about fitting in with his second grade classmates. When Li gives his teacher a tangram, the students become interested in how it works and friendships blossom. Illustrations and diagrams support the text and introduce readers to basic geometry concepts.
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Identify story elements
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify quotation marks in text
Arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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