Humorous (fiction), 120 words, Level E (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 230L
As the guests in Happy Birthday, Snag! arrive at the party, Bonk makes sure each has brought along a familiar birthday item, such as balloons, a cake, candles, and presents. When guests begin to wonder what Bonk has brought, he surprises the group by bringing Snag, the guest of honor. Pictures support the text and the identification of these content words in print.
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Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Discriminate medial long sounds /a/ (cake) and long /i/ (pile)
Recognize VCe long vowel patterns in print and read simple VCe long vowel words
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Recognize quotation marks at the beginning and end of dialogue
Identify and understand the use of the high-frequency word put
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