Folktale (fiction), 218 words, Level I (Grade 1)
Armadillo's Song tells the story of Armadillo, who wishes he could sing like all of his friends in the forest. However, the other animals keep telling him that armadillos can't sing. What will he do? Colorful illustrations and a repetitive text structure support early emergent readers. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify characters, setting, and plot as well as to make, revise, and confirm predictions.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Identify characters, setting, and plot
Listen for alliterative sounds
Identify initial consonant Ss sound
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use the high-frequency word came
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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