The Little House (SE)

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In this play The Little House, which is retold from a Russian folktale, various animals find an empty house that they all want to live in – until Mr Bear comes along, sits on it, and squashes it flat! Features of the Book – The character list and introduction. – Repetition as a support for the reader. – The stage directions. – The frequent use of question marks, exclamation marks, and commas. – The high-frequency contraction “I’m”. – The use of capitals for characters’ names. – The use of parentheses and/or italics for stage directions. – The photographs of the children preparing for the play. – The interviews with the actors. Purpose The Little House 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; – understanding the punctuation cues and their meanings; – discussing the organisational structure of the text; – writing a recount of the story using own words.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects

Reading Level:15-16 (Orange)

AuthorBarbara Beveridge

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level16


Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects

Strategy/SkillsFluency | Main ideas | Text structure

Page Count16

Word Count484


Dimensions165 x 145