Wily Old Tuatara basks all day in the sun, fooling almost everyone that he is sound asleep. Features of the Book – The word “Tuatara”. – The repetitive text and close picture/text match. – Consistent position of text and illustrations. – Direct speech and quotation marks. – The sound of the letter “s” in “sat”, “sun”, and “said”. – The high-frequency words – “and”, “in”, “said”, and “the”. – Well-known author. Purpose Old Tuatara can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -reading a range of simple, high-frequency words in context; -encouraging reading using expression to increase understanding; -predicting the story line using illustrations from the book; -collecting information relating to the story to share with others.
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Book dimensions 16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages.
Guided Reading Level4
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Habitats
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Making predictions | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145