Old and New (Asean)

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In this book Old and New, the reader will follow two children who are setting up a garage sale with all their old items. But during the garage sale they discover something new.

The features of the book Old and New are:

  • Bold, easy to read text.
  • Repetitive and predictable sentence patterns.
  • The rhyming structure of the text.
  • One sentence per page.
  • One word change per page with two on the last page.
  • The high-frequency words:-“We” and “have.”
  • The use of photographs.
  • The exclamation point on the last page.
  • The “ch” blend:-“chairs.”
  • The theme covered in this book is: Relationships

Old and New can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies:

  • Pointing one-to-one as each word is read
  • Introducing and discussing new words contained within the story
  • Predicting the story line using illustrations from the book
  • Writing labels for a specific purpose.

Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)

Book dimensions 16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages.

AuthorCarol Hosking

SeriesLM Literacy

Year LevelKindergarten


Guided Reading Level2

GenreGeneral Narrative


Strategy/SkillsActivating prior knowledge | Determining Author's purpose | Discussing point of view | Making predictions | Phoenimic awareness | vocabulary and word

Page Count8

Word Count31


Dimensions165 x 145