This is a sight word reader introducing students to the word "is." The reader is an informational text aligned with the Common Core Standards and focuses on common types of weather. There are two versions to choose from; one uses the decodable word "it" as well.
The reader is accompanied by a Teacher Notes page, which includes the following:
Brief directions about the informational text
Notes for how to use the text to teach visualizing as a comprehension strategy
Suggested follow-up questions based on the Common Core Standards
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