Realistic (fiction), 291 words, Level H (Grade 1), Lexile 390L
Anna loves everything about Easter. Her grandmother brings her Easter eggs and a gift-a music box with a goose dancing inside a blue egg. Anna is curious, so her grandmother tells her the story of the dancing goose. Students will have the opportunity to sequence events and reflect on family connections in this story within a story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making predictions to understand text
Sequence events in the story
Segment onset and rime
Identify and read words that contain consonant digraph sh
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use past-tense verbs
Recognize and give examples of onomatopoeia
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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