IN Hello, Dad! the reader will enjoy a simple text that focuses on modern communication technology and on one of the oldest methods of all, a simple painted message to welcome Dad home. Feature of the Book – The strong, rhythmic pattern in the text. – The high-frequency words -“it,” “a,” “on,” and “the.” – The clear depiction of a fax, telephone, and computer as items of technology. – Rhythmic, repetitive text. – The rhyme -“call” and “wall.” – Clear, well-spaced text. – The two levels of text -the story text and the written messages. – The Chinese script in the girl’s letter. Purpose Hello, Dad! can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: – monitoring the reading and ensuring it is making sense using meaning, structure, and visual information from the story; – sharing ideas about the story with others in thegroup; – introducing and discussing new words contained within the story; – illustrating a story to support the meaning of the text.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Communication
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level6
Theme/Topiccommunications | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Forming opinions | Making inferences | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145