Informational (nonfiction), 84 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 200L
In Mud Balls!, two children take the reader through the steps to create mud balls. This informational book uses a familiar subject to make functional writing interesting for students. The text also affords opportunities to teach about author's purpose, capitalization, and other reading skills.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Determine author's purpose
Discriminate initial and final consonant /s/ sound
Identify initial and final consonant Ss
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use capitalization
Recognize and use position words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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