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Humorous (fiction), 273 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Harry the Hippo lives in the jungle and has a horrible toothache. His animal friends try to help him and decide that they should pull out his tooth. One by one, they try unsuccessfully to extract Harry's tooth. Finally, the tooth is pulled out as part of the surprise ending.
Use the reading strategy of making logical predictions based on text information
Understand and identify story elements
Discriminate diphthong /ou/ sound in words
Associate ou and ow letter combinations with diphthong /ou/ sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Use capitalization correctly
Recognize compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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