Bumble Bee is a simple explanatory text that describes how a bumble bee flies. Features of the Bumble Bee Book; – The use of ellipses. – Initial “b” consonant – “bumble bee”, “big”, and “body”. – The contraction “that’s”. – The high-frequency words – “very”, “can”, “has”, “but”, “are”, and “How”. – Capital letters for emphasis – “VERY”. – The labelled diagram at the back of the book. – The difference between the diagram and photographs. Purpose Bumble Bee can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -reading an increasing range of high-frequency words in context; -summarising the main parts of the story; -discussing several books that relate to the same theme; -gathering information and sorting it into categories.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals, Birds and Insects
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level6
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Humour
Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Information skills | Summarising | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145