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Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana

By James Dean, Illustrated by James Dean

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a hilarious ride in Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana. Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and decides that he never, ever wants to eat another banana again. But Pete really likes bananas! Will a rotten bite ruin Pete's love for this tasty fruit?

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

  • Grade level: 1
  • Interest Level: P-3
  • Guided Reading Level: G

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Why do stories have a beginning, middle, and end? Retell the story of Pete the Cat. RL.1.2; SL.1.2,5

What was the problem? What was the solution? RL.K-1.1,3

What is an adjective? Find describing words from the story. Write down an adjective and the page on which you found it. Create an adjective book with the class using illustrations. RL.1.3; L.1.1,1f

RESOURCES & GUIDES

The World of Pete the Cat Teaching Guide

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780062303820
  • ISBN 10: 0062303821
  • ISBN 13: 9780062303820
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Beginner
  • Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Cats
  • Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1,1a,2,3,4,4a,4b,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1,3,5,7,8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,4,5,6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1,1f,2a,2b,5,5a,5a,5c,6
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