Whale Watching is a book detailing the experience of a girl who spends a day whale watching with her father. Features of the Whale Watching Book; – Photographs to support the text, – The presentation of factual information through the retelling of the girl’s experiences, – The use of a map and symbols to explain the whales’ journey, – The use of exclamation points, – The contractions – “I’m,” “water’s,” “we’re,” and “didn’t.” – The use of specialised vocabulary related to whales and whale watching. Purpose Whale Watching can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – recognising and reading a range of different word patterns, including word endings; – using punctuation cues to read instructional level books with expression; – discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding; – using diagrams, charts, and other illustrations to support writing.
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Leisure and Recreation | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Using graphic sources | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145