A Good Knee for a Cat (SE)

A Good Knee for a Cat (SE)
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Sam the cat has trouble getting people to stay still so he can sleep on their laps. When Anna arrives, Sam finds the perfect knee for sleeping on. Features of the Book – The compound words – “someone” and “wheelchair”. – The rich use of language. – The positive theme in the story. – The possessive apostrophes – “someone’s” and “Anna’s”. – The use of direct speech throughout the text. – The contractions – “I’m”, “here’s”, “we’ve”, and “he’s”. – The use of double vowels – “coffee”, “wheels”, “sleep”, “knee”, “school”, and “look”. – The blends – “tr”, “fr”, “st”, “sl”, “sm”, “ch”, “bl”, and “cl”. – The letter clusters – “ght”, “sch”, and “str”. – The silent “k” in “knee”. Purpose A Good Knee for a Cat can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – identifying the plot and characters within the story; – recognising and reading a range of different word patterns, including word endings; – summarising the ideas from a story; – writing using pictures to support the events in the story.

AuthorMargaret Mahy

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level17

GenreGeneral Narrative


Strategy/SkillsSummarising | Text structure | vocabulary and word

Page Count16

Word Count318


Dimensions165 x 145