Fantail Fantail – Em

Fantail Fantail – Em
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A small wild bird spurs a variety of “people food” offered by well-meaning human, leaving it to Mother Nature to dish up the ultimate delectable morsel. Features of the ‘Fantail Fantail Book; – The author’s literary style, incorporating rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. – Illustrations supporting the text. – The rhymes -“cheese”, “peas”, and “pie”, “fly”, and “good-bye”. – Repetition for emphasis -“No. No. No.” – One sentence spread over two pages. – Consistent use of quotation marks for direct speech. – The contraction “don’t”. – The high-frequency words -“I”, “like”, “this”, and “that”. Purpose Fantail Fantail can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: – sharing ideas about the story with others in the group; – monitoring the reading and ensuring it is making sense using meaning, structure, and visual information from the story; – predicting the story line using illustrations from the book; – innovating on the story to create own versions of stories, plays, and songs.

AuthorMargaret Mahy

SeriesLM Literacy


Guided Reading Level5

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Food | Leisure and Recreation

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Forming opinions | Making inferences | Making predictions

Page Count12

Word Count69


Dimensions165 x 145