The Magpie’s Tail (SE)

The Magpie’s Tail (SE)
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The Magpie’s Tail is a story of a magpie who loses his tail while arguing over milk and must satisfy the demands of various characters before he can get it back. Features of the Book -The cumulative nature of the story line. – The major and minor characters in the text. – The frequent use of direct speech. – The text in the illustrations. – The storybook language – “Please, Hen, give me an egg.” – The contractions – “I’ll” and “she’ll”. – The use of possessive apostrophes – “magpie’s” and “water carrier’s”. Purpose The Magpie’s Tail 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; – identifying the themes of the book; – comparing the opinions of the author with those of the reader; – writing a conclusion.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Science and Technology

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorValery Carrick

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level21

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Character Education

Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Compairing and contrasting | Text structure

Page Count16

Word Count578


Dimensions165 x 145