Realistic (fiction), 373 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
Broken Arm Blues tells the story of two siblings who each have a broken arm at the same time. They go through various emotions when dealing with their injuries and eventually learn how to overcome their depression and boredom by working together. Students will be able to discuss difficult emotions and work on skills such as identifying problem and solution. Colorful illustrations accompany the story.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of making, revising and confirming predictions to understand text
Determine problem and solution
Discriminate initial consonant /k/ sound
Identify initial consonants Cc and Kk
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use numeral adjectives
Understand and create similes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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