Realistic (fiction), 220 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 430L
Nami has a problem: She must make the perfect gift for each person in her family. It is her family tradition. She cannot think of the perfect gift for Aunt Hoshi. What will she make for her aunt? Nami's Gifts provides the opportunity to introduce the story elements of problem and solution to emergent readers. Pictures support the text.
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last, next, then
clues, collects, gift, holidays, special, tradition
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Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand and remember story events
Problem and Solution : Identify problem and solution
Final Blends : Discriminate final consonant blend /st/
Consonant Blends : Identify final consonant blend st
Grammar and Mechanics
Past-Tense Verbs : Identify and use past-tense verbs
High-Frequency Words : Recognize and write the high-frequency word them
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
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