In this story, a child constructs a cardboard boat and takes it to the beach to see if it will float. Features of the Book – The clear sequence of steps for the children to identify and follow. – Photographs to support the text. – Clear, large print. – The high-frequency word “The”. – Initial “b” consonant – “beach”, “box”, and “boat”. – Long and short vowel – “box” and “boat”. – Labelled diagram in the back of the book. Purpose The Boat can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: predicting the story line using illustrations from the book; -responding to simple questions about the story’s content; -recognising the relationship between letters and their sounds; -writing labels for a specific purpose; -recording some simple directions.
The themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)
Book dimensions16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages
Guided Reading Level1
Theme/TopicLeisure and Recreation | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Making predictions | Using texts as models for writing | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145