Realistic (fiction), 210 words, Level G (Grade 1), Lexile 400L
Long Ago and Today is about a young boy named Adam and his great-grandma. Adam asks his great-grandma what it was like when she was his age. Many things were different for her, but one thing was the same: they were both lucky enough to be well loved.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Use the reading strategy of retelling to understand the text
Compare and contrast characters’ experiences
Identify initial consonant L-blends
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalize sentence beginnings and determine punctuation for questions or sentences
Read high-frequency words you and me independently
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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