Interview (nonfiction), 450 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 550L
I'm Allergic to Peanuts introduces students to Dominic, a young boy with a peanut allergy. The book uses an interview format to share Dominic's feelings. He talks about how his life is altered by the special needs of an allergy, emergency steps he can take, and how his allergy affects other people. Photographs of Dominic and his family accompany his honest responses.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Determine cause and effect
Identify words with silent letters
Grammar and Mechanics
Describe and use verbs
Recognize and apply questions words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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