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Level 1: grades 2-3

Level 1 Literature and Writing Discovery Guides are recommended for a range of primary (grades 2 and 3) students who have acquired the foundational skills to independently read and respond to a simple piece of literature. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.

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Grades 2-3

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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain...
Alice Dalgliesh
The Courage of Sarah Noble

The Courage of Sarah Noble

Will Sarah have the courage to face her fears?
Alice Dalgliesh
My Name is Maria Isabel

My Name is Maria Isabel

Will Maria Isabel have to give up her name?
Alma Flor Ada
Tornado

Tornado

Will Pete have time to tell one more Tornado story?
Betsy Byars
Year Pack - Level 1A

Year Pack - Level 1A

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Year Pack - Level 1B

Year Pack - Level 1B

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Year Pack - Level 1C

Year Pack - Level 1C

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A Mouse Called Wolf

A Mouse Called Wolf

What do a mouse and Mozart have in common?
Dick King-Smith
The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

How many dresses does Wanda really have?
Eleanor Estes
Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out

Meet three extraordinary friends!
Emily Jenkins
Lulu and the Duck in the Park

Lulu and the Duck in the Park

Lulu loves animals...
Hilary Mckay
Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

What would you do if you were squashed flat?
Jeff Brown
Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny - A Graphic Novel

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny - A Graphic Novel

Introducing Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny!
John Himmelman
Stone Fox

Stone Fox

Will little Willy beat Stone Fox?
John Reynolds Gardiner
The Year of Miss Agnes

The Year of Miss Agnes

Will Miss Agnes last more than a year?
Kirkpatrick Hill
Donavan's Word Jar

Donavan's Word Jar

What will happen when Donovan's jar is full?
Monalisa DeGross
Welcome to Silver Street Farm

Welcome to Silver Street Farm

Meera, Gemma, and Karl have always wanted a farm of their own.
Nicola Davies
Tippy Lemmey

Tippy Lemmey

Will Leandra, Paul, and Jeannie find a way to stop Tippy Lemmey?
Patricia C. McKissack
More Perfect than the Moon

More Perfect than the Moon

How will Cassie respond to the big change?
Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
Patricia MacLachlan
Skylark

Skylark

Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa.
Patricia MacLachlan
My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon

Will Elmer be brave enough to face the fiercest of beasts?
Ruth Stiles Gannet
Love That Dog

Love That Dog

What is a poem anyway?
Sharon Creech
The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps

The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps

What will Winnie discover in a small California mining town?
Stephen Krensky
The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Who will stop the Iron Giant?
Ted Hughes
The Matchlock Gun

The Matchlock Gun

Will the matchlock gun be too big for Edward to handle?
Walter D. Edmonds

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