InThe Lonely Bull, the reader will follow the story of Bull. He thinks nobody wants to be his friend, but it’s just that all the other farm animals are scared of him. Features of the Book – The strong element of repetition for reader support. – The frequent use of the blends -“sh” and “fr”. – The paper collage medium used by the artist. – Illustrations that span two pages. – The frequency of direct quotes and the question mark. – The capital letter that begins each animal’s name. – The high-frequency words -“was”, “will”, “you”, “came”, and “your”. Purpose The Lonely Bull can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -using structural cues to monitor that reading is making sense; -predicting outcomes from illustrations; -summarising the main parts of the story; -selecting information from the story for a specific purpose.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Relationships
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level8
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Making predictions | Summarising
Dimensions165 x 145