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By Mark Teague

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary
Late Elementary

Themes:

Summer

Speech Sounds:

J
TH
K
V
L
Z
L Blends
R (Pre-Vocalic)
R (Vocalic)
R Blends
CH
S
F
S Blends
G
SH
ING
T

Adaptability:

Narrative Type:

Embedded Episode
Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Comparing/Contrasting
Describing
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Figurative Language

Wallace Bleff was off to his aunt’s house but he insists that he was carried off by cowboys on the way. The cowboys taught him how to ride broncos and rope cattle! Wallace finds himself stopping a stampede just in time before they run through his Aunt Fern’s party in the backyard.

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Creativity
  • Adventure
  • Back to School

Students will need background on:

  • Back to School
  • Cowboys/Wild West
  • Vacation

Vocabulary:

wrangler
discover
imagine
charge
fantastic
report
capture