A girl makes a sandcastle that is washed away when the tide comes in. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – The, Here, is, the, – Content words – Sandcastle, bucket, spade, water, sand, shell, flag, sandcastle, sea, – Repeated phrase – Here is the, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – S (Sandcastle), s (sand, sea, sandcastle), l (shell), – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark – Special Feature – Procedural text, Skills and Strategies The Sandcastle can be used to introduce and reinforce: – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – creating artwork or a piece of writing related to the text, – sharing ideas about the story with others in the group, – writing a story that incorporates a similar model to that of the book. Materials – copies of BLM, pencil, markers, – sand tray, buckets, spades, decorations for sandcastles, water, – paper, markers, glue, sand, – T-charts labelled “s” and “sh”.
Themes covered in this book are: Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)
Book dimensions 14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages.