Concept (fiction), 129 words, Level F (Grade 1), Lexile 360L
In Friends in the Stars, a mother dog and her pup play a game with the stars while sitting in the backyard. Students will enjoy connecting the dots (stars) on each page to reveal the different pictures Momma and Puppy are seeing in the stars. Along with creative illustrations, early readers are supported by high-frequency words and a repeated phrase throughout the story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand text
Categorize parts of the story into reality and fantasy
Demonstrate how to blend phonemes
Name words that contain the s-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and create interrogative sentences
Recognize and use high-frequency words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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