A collection of twelve poems starring a circus bear, a birthday mouse, and a raspy toucan. This anthology offers a variety of poetry styles, including acrostic, couplet, and concrete.
Written by Susan Blackaby and Illustrated by Meg McLean
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Advanced Letter-Sound Correspondences: Short /u/ sound spelled o; Short /oo/ sound spelled u, oul; Short /u/ sound spelled ou, oo; /aw/ sound spelled augh, ough; Long /ÅÅ/ sound spelled ou, ui; /s/ sound spelled st; /m/ sound spelled mn; /r/ sound spelled rh; /s/ sound spelled ps
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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Literature
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 2-3**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 82%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 13%
Percent Story Words: 4%
Number of words: 381
Guided Reading Measure: J: Grade 1
DRA Measure: 16-18: Grade 2-3
Lexile Measure: 710L: Grade 3**
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