This is a sight word reader introducing students to the word "the." The reader is an informational text aligned with the Common Core Standards and focuses on animals that live in the woods. The pictures are black and white for printing purposes and to encourage students to color.
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 writer's craft
Suggested follow-up questions based on the Common Core Standards
A read-aloud connection and ways to engage students in compare and contrast activities