Elena Makes Tortillas is a simple procedural book about making tortillas. Features of the Book – Two levels of text – body text and typical recipe language. – Consistent placement of text. – The high-frequency words – “Some”, “it”, and “to”. – The exclamation marks on page 12. – The use of illustrations and photographs. – The range of simple verbs – “press”, “pat”, “cook”, and “roll”. – The recipe on the inside back cover. Purpose Elena Makes Tortillas can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -practising pointing one-to-one as each word is read; -using knowledge of letters and sounds for -recognising simple consonant-vowel-consonant words; -encouraging reading using expression to increase understanding; -recording the main points from the story.
The themes covered in this book are: Relationships and Food
Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)
Book dimensions16.5cm x 14.5cm; 12 pages
Guided Reading Level1
Theme/TopicFood | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Main ideas
Dimensions165 x 145