The Picnic (Asean)

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Mum and the children are distracted from their picnic by farm animals. The birds take advantage of the situation and steal the picnic. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – The, Look, at, the, said, – Content words – Picnic, cow, sheep, goat, hen, horse, goose, turkey, picnic, – Repeated phrase – “Look at the,” said Mum, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – h (hen, horse), g (goat, goose), – Punctuation – quotation marks, commas, full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark – Special Feature – Story line told in the illustrations. Skills and Strategies The Picnic can be used to introduce and reinforce: – predicting the story line using illustrations from the book, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – innovating on the story to create own versions of stories plays and songs, – identifying onset and rime within words. Materials- copies of BLM, pencil, markers, – rug, snack, – magnetic letters, – paper, markers.

The themes covered in this book are: Animals, Birds and Insects, Relationships, Food

Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)

Book dimensions 14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages.

AuthorMargaret Schroder

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level1-2

GenreRealistic Fiction

Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Food | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Making predictions | Prior knowledge

Page Count16

Word Count50