Where I Live explores the places that are near a girl’s home that she and her mother can visit. Features of the Book – The repetitive and predictable structure. – Clear letter spacing. – The use of an ellipsis and exclamation mark. – The change in text structure on the final page. – The rhymes – “mall”, “tall” and “freeway”, “play”. – Photographs to support the text. – The double vowels – “oo” and “ee”. – The high-frequency words – “I” and “a”. Purpose Where I Live can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -recognising rhyming words; -recognising the relationship between letters and their sounds; -sharing own experiences related to the content of the story; -writing a story that incorporates a similar model to that of the book.
Book dimensions 16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages.
Guided Reading Level2
Theme/TopicRelationships | Safety | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Using texts as models for writing
Dimensions165 x 145