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The Short Cut

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Purple (Levels 19-20)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Friends
  • Page Count: 8
  • Reading Level: 19-20
  • Item Code: 300066
  • Sounds:
  • Phonics Phase: Phase 6 Set 1: Fluent – Spelling: -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -ful, -er, -est, -en, -y, -ly
  • Tricky Words: boys, smiles, cobblestones, races, says, rocks, quickly
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1474, ACELA1471, ACELA1823, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELY1669
Reader Description

Phillip and Jake decide to take a shortcut through a lady's garden. Is this a good idea? Read on to find out if the shortcut gets them to the skatepark faster?

After you have completed the Reader

Read the story and draw a map of the shortcut path that the boys decide to take. Label the map as you go.

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Lesson Plan


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