Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes


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By Katie Stephens

In Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Lilly LOVES school and her teacher, Mr. Slinger. One day, Lilly comes to school with a new purple plastic purse for sharing time. She is so excited to share that she can't wait and gets into a little trouble with Mr. Slinger.

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  • C: Check for understanding.
  • C: Predict what will happen; use text to confirm.
  • A: Use beginning and ending sounds.
  • A: Cross-check. Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
  • F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.

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