Realistic (fiction), 436 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 510L
When a boy and his parents are gifted Buttercup, a Shetland pony, they are in for a few surprises and more work than they could have anticipated. One Pony Too Many is the charming story of Buttercup's adventures living in a neighborhood and her eventual happy return to the farm. The book can be used to teach students cause-and-effect relationships as well as how to effectively make, revise, and confirm predictions.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Determine cause-and-effect relationships
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use adjectives
Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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