Realistic (fiction), 177 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 380L
Eva finds a chocolate heart at her seat on Valentine's Day. But who gave it to her? One by one, Eva questions her classmates and even her teacher, losing chocolate but gaining valentines along the way. Will Eva find out who gave her the mystery valentine before it's all gone? Colorful and engaging illustrations support the text. Use this story to teach students how to sequence events and use contractions.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use contractions
Understand and arrange words in alphabetical order
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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