Informational (nonfiction), 252 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 490L
As students read Here Come the Cranes, they will learn why sandhill cranes make the long journey north each spring, and how they do it. The beautiful photographs and descriptive captions will hold their attention. Use this interesting book to teach sequence of events and visualizing.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Visualize to understand text
Discriminate long vowel /a/ sound
Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use the pronoun they
Recognize and use the suffix -s
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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