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Tall Tale (fiction), 725 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
John Henry is one of the most famous American tall tales. Readers will be introduced to John Henry, who grew up as a slave and went on to be known as the fastest and strongest steel driver on the railroad. The story can serve as an engaging introduction to the classic “man vs. machine” conflict.
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand text
Understand and identify problem and solution
Identify and distinguish between the sounds of vowel diphthong /ou/
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Identify and form compound words
Identify and use syllable patterns to divide two- and three-syllable words
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