TEXT SETS GRADE 1
Now You See It, Now You Don’t
“Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see a shadow.”
Look at the picture. Talk with a partner about these questions. • What do you know about day and night?
• What in the picture might disappear at night?
Words About Light and Dark Use the highlighted words to talk about the photo.
When you observe something, you watch it closely.
Something that is bright is filled with light.
When things appear, they come into your view.
Why do light and dark come and go?
As you read, look for information and ideas to help you answer the question.
Get Curious Video: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
The sun shines and makes light. Light goes through clear things, like windows. But light can’t go through things that are solid, like you! When a solid thing blocks light, it makes a dark shape. Sh a dows! sun rays What is a shadow?
Your shadow can be in front. Sometimes it is behind you! Fun Fact
Prepare to Read
GENRE STUDY Realistic fiction stories are made up but could happen in real life. Look for: • characters who act like real people • events that could really happen • places that seem real
blackout normal busy idea still huddled
SET A PURPOSE Read to make smart guesses, or inferences , about things the author does not say. Use clues in the text and pictures to help you.
Meet John Rocco.
BY JOHN ROCCO
I t started out as a normal summer night .
T he city was loud and hot .
A nd then he said …
I nside , everyone was busy . ! GET OUT
A nd then …
MOM ! ALL OF THEM.
N othing worked at all .
T he city was dark and quiet …
and still .
W e huddled around flashlights and candles …
… until it was too hot and sticky to sit inside .
TO THE ROOFTOP AND FOUND…
S o we went
THE LIGHTS. A nd people ! I t was a block party in the sky . W e waved to everyone , then heard other sounds below .
S o we went down
TO THE STREET.
COME ON !
A party was going on there , too .
Y ippee !
A nd no one was busy at all .
W hen the lights came back on ,
EVERYTHING WENT BACK TO NORMAL...
…BUT NOT EVERYONE LIKES NORMAL.
G OOD IDEA, BUDDY!
I GOTTA GO!
Use details from Blackout to answer these questions with a partner. Make Inferences Do the characters care about each other? How can you tell? Describe how a character’s feelings change as the night passes. 1. 2.
Complete the sentence to add your own idea to what others say. My idea is .
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