Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles


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Edward the Emu resides at the zoo but is not content with his boring life. After switching places with a friend or two, Edward realizes being an emu wasn't all that bad. He returns to his cage to find a surprise.

Possible strategy instruction:

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text.
  • C: Check for understanding.
  • A: Use the pictures. Do the words and pictures match?
  • F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text.
  • E: Voracious reading
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary words in speaking and writing.

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