Skeletons (Asean)

Skeletons (Asean)
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Children ask numerous questions. But in the book Skeletons they will have some of their questions answered. Does a fish have a skeleton. Does a chicken have a skeleton? What about a bat or a snake? Skeletons uses text and illustrations to show the various skeletons that animals have.

The features of this book are:

  • The use of photographs and diagrams to support the text.
  • The repetitive structure of the text to reinforce vocabulary.
  • The use of compound words:- “inside” and “outside”.
  • The repetition of the “sk” blend:- “skeleton”.
  • The use of the exclamation mark.
  • The high-frequency words:- “A”, “it”, “on”, and “the”.

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

  • Using visual clues to monitor that reading is making sense
  • Blending sounds together to make a word
  • Using knowledge of onset and rime to create new words from those in the story
  • Incorporating diagrams to support information. 

    Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects

    Reading Level:9-11 (Blue)

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesLM Literacy


Guided Reading Level9

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects

Strategy/SkillsExploring text structure | Making inferences | Making predictions