Fable (fiction), 375 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 530L
This delightful African fable tells how fierce Leopard is actually afraid of mild Ram. Jackal tries to force his friend to be brave and face Ram. But Ram's wife tricks Leopard, and Jackal ends up paying the price in this humorous tale.
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Retell to understand and remember story events
Sequence events in a story
Discriminate long vowel /e/ sound
Identify vowel digraphs ea and ee
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand the use of quotation marks
Identify words that mean the same (synonyms)
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