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By Ryan T. Higgins

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary

Themes:

Back to School
Dinosaurs

Speech Sounds:

P
R Blends
S
S Blends
CH
SH
F
T
G
V
K
L
L Blends
N

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics

Penelope Rex is nervous about her first day of school. Armed with her new pony backpack and her three hundred tuna sandwiches (and one apple juice!), she was surprised to find out that all her classmates were children..human children. Penelope has difficulty making friends because she can’t stop eating them. She soon learns that if she wants to make friends, she is going to have to be nice.

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 easily

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Patience
  • Friendship

Students will need background on:

  • Going to School
  • Dinosaurs

Vocabulary:

scared
determined
appetite
favorite
surprise
attempt
delicious
learn