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Fantasy (fiction), 391 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
The Ship of Shapes combines shapes and a silly story to teach students the benefits of cooperation, accepting others, and being active. In this fantasy, a village elder lives on Shape Island with many different kinds of shapes. When she notices the shapes have become lazy and don't interact with each other, she finds a way to motivate them all to work together. This book uses colorful pictures to add to a humorous story and offers opportunities for the emergent readers to learn about cause and effect, alliteration, and pronouns.
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Ask and answer questions
Determine cause and effect
Identify consonant sh digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use pronouns
Define and use the high-frequency word they
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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