Rabbit is Sad
Rabbit Is Sad is a story about having sad feelings and how a supportive relationship helps transform sadness into happiness. This story integrates reading and expressive skills with social emotional learning (SEL). Most importantly, the story models accepting and sharing our sad feelings.

Rabbit is Sad is a short story of 544 words. It is a read-aloud for children reading below an upper second grade level, and provides a leveled reader for beginning readers at grade 3 and above.

Rabbit is Sad supports or meets these Common Core Standards through multiple decoding, writing, oral language, and reading activities that stimulate conversation about sadness.

Common Core State Standards Initiative Objectives
English Language Arts Standards
Grades K-5
Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details:
With prompting and support, students:
•Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
•Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
•Retell familiar stories, including key details.
•Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Craft and Structure:
•Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
• Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
• Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
• Learn the conventions of writing dialogue.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
•Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
•Actively engage group-reading activities with purpose and understanding.

English Language Arts Standards
Grades K-5
Reading: Foundational Skills
Print Concepts:
•Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

Phonological Awareness:
•Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Phonics and Word Recognition:
•Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

•Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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Created: Apr 6, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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