Make it Spin

Make it Spin
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In this story Make It Spin, a child makes a simple paper helicopter. The clear procedural text and accompanying diagram for the project will enable the readers to create their own helicopters. Features of the Book – The clear sequence of steps in the text. – The close picture/text match. – Well-spaced text in a consistent position on the page. – The high-frequency words – “it”, “up”, “go”, and “a”. – The exclamation markon the final page. – The word endings – “in” and “ip”. – The rhyme – “hold” and “fold”. – The apostrophe in the contraction “it’s”. – The simple, labelled diagram to help build skills in content reading. Purpose Make It Spin can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: – sharing own experiences related to the content of the story; – introducing and discussing new words contained within the story; – retelling the sequence of the story using own words; – writing a simple set of instructions.

Themes covered in this book are: Science and Technology

Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)

AuthorDiana Noonan

SeriesLM Literacy


Guided Reading Level5


Theme/TopicScience and Technology

Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Sequencing | Using texts as models for writing | vocabulary and word

Page Count8

Word Count21


Dimensions165 x 145