A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar.
While they wait for the storm to pass, he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete’s pet was no ordinary dog. Tornado played card tricks, saved a turtle’s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. By the time Pete tells all of Tornado’s lively stories, the storm has passed, and a very special dog has entertained another family.
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Integrated Literature & Writing Discovery Guides
Level 1 study 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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Each week for four weeks, students will:
- Learn to take notes on characters, settings, and plot
- Study vocabulary
- Answer comprehension questions
- Write a short personal response
- Have opportunity to discuss topics related to the story
On the fifth week students are given a selection of hands-on projects to complete.
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