In this counting story Happy Birthday, Estela! The reader follows Estela and her friends show how much work – and fun – it is to break a pinata and reap the rewards. Features of the Book – The use of text as simple captions. – The use of bold text for effect. – Creative typography for effect -“CRACK.” – The use of counting numbers as part of the story line. – Illustrations that show the same character morethan once in the same scene. – The blends -“st”, “sp”, “sw”, “fr”, and “cr”. – The use of imagery -“candy falling like rain”. – The high-frequency words -“on”, “the”, “in”, and “like”. Purpose “Happy Birthday, Estela!” can be used in a guidedreading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -introducing and discussing the meaning of newwords within the story; -using a range of punctuation to read expressively; -predicting outcomes from illustrations; -developing the skill of writing instructions.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Celebrations and Maths
Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)
Guided Reading Level5
Theme/Topiccelebrations | Maths | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Making predictions | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145