This reader has a Flesch-Kincaid level of 4.9. Here is the life cycle of the dandelion in the form of an illustrated reader. I like the picture support and must thank Laine Sutherland for her beautiful graphics! Included is a seven page reader and eight nomenclature cards kids can use to sequence the life cycle. Writing activity ideas are inside, too.
I differentiated the product by including an illustration web that is already labelled with the life cycle steps. Additionally I included two different choices for writing about the dandelion life cycle; one with lines and one without lines.
I plan to use this little reader in grades 2 - 5 depending upon the reading levels of the kids. It would be appropriate for intervention in higher levels, too. I hope you like it. It's just in time for spring and summer school, too.
Another close read you might enjoy is:
Chocolate and Vanilla