Narrative (fiction), 938 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 570L
The Footprint is a story about siblings working together to solve a mystery. When Angie and Jared find a strange footprint dried in the mud, they can't decide what creature could have been there. Their imaginations race as they pore over the many library resources on dinosaurs and birds. They are surprised to find out that their pesky little brother was behind it all along. Illustrations support the text.
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bank, creature, dinosaur, discovered, diving, expert, fossil, imprint, investigate, petrified, pored, professor, snorkel, swim fins, webbed
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions before and during reading
Draw Conclusions : Draw conclusions using context clues
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Identify and use contractions
Verb Tense : Understand the difference between past and present tense
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