The Most Terrible Creature in the World

The Most Terrible Creature in the World
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This East African folktale is retold as a play, set outside the house of the hare, where a terrible creature has taken residence. Ideas are shown for the simple prop and masks. Features of the Book – The character list and introduction. – Repetition as a support for the reader. – The frequent use of question marks, exclamation marks, and commas. – The contractions – “I’m”, “I’ll”, “that’s”, “don’t”, and “what’s”. – The use of capitals for characters’ names. – The use of parentheses and/or italics for stage directions. – The photographs of the children preparing. – The interviews with the actors. Purpose The Most Terrible Creature in the World can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – recognising the features of different genres; – understanding the punctuation cues and their meanings; – discussing the organisational structure of the text; – writing a recount of the story using own words.

AuthorBarbara Beveridge

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level22

GenreFolk tale/Traditional

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Different Views

Strategy/SkillsFluency | Main ideas | Text structure

Page Count16

Word Count526


Dimensions165 x 145