Descriptive (nonfiction), 117 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 220L
In The Busy Pond, a boy sees many animals and plants when he goes to the pond. He notices what each animal is doing and what the plants look like. Repetitive text, high-frequency words, and supportive pictures make this book perfect for emerging readers.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Discriminate initial consonant sound /p/
Identify initial consonant Pp
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify nouns as naming words
Identify and write the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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