Pourquoi Tale (fiction), 470 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
The animals are afraid the moon is disappearing, and they're very worried. They think their fears have come true until they get a lesson about the moon and its phases from wise old Owl. Students will learn facts about the moon through this enjoyable story. Pictures support the text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand the text
Identify cause and effect
Discriminate r-controlled /er/vowel sounds
Identify r-controlled vowel er
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use quotation marks
Understand and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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