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The Sunset Pond


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In the evening, as the sun begins to set, Matt and his dog Bud set out on an adventure to Sunset Pond.

Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Jonathan Bumas

31 pages

Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Foundational Skills Consolidation: Single consonants and short vowels; ff, gg, ll, nn, ss, tt, zz; /k/ ck; /ng/ ng, n[k]; /th/ th; /hw/ wh; a, e, i, o, u; /ē/ ee, y; /ûr/ er; /aw/ a(l, ll); /l/ le; /d/ or /t/ -ed

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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Literature


Text Complexity

Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 1-2**

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Percent Wholly Decodable: 89%

Percent High-Frequency Words: 10%

Percent Story Words: 2%

Number of words: 335

Guided Reading Measure: J: Grade 1

DRA Measure: 16-18: Grade 2-3

Lexile Measure: 790L: Grade 3**


**We ask you to use judgment when choosing appropriate grade levels for our books. We believe that readers in grades 1-3 can and should read Decodable Literature Library titles to experience robust vocabulary and the richness and beauty of literature during an independent reading experience. Please see Flyleaf's recommended grade levels on the Text Complexity Chart for more information.

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In the evening, as the sun begins to set, Matt and his dog Bud set out on an adventure to Sunset Pond.
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  1. Beautiful and Confidence-Building

    Posted by Carolyn Mixon E on 14th Jun 2017

    This is the first Flyleaf book that I introduced to my first graders who had been reading decodable stories from MTA readers which are decent but somewhat dry with blackline drawings. Their immediate reaction to the beautiful book was "We can't read that. It looks hard." When they opened the book, saw the pictures and realized they could read the story, their eyes lit up and they were so excited! Even the struggling readers are eager to read Flyleaf books.

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