Pedal Power provides a close-up look at the mechanics of a bicycle. Features of the Book – Simple, explanatory text. – The repetition – “Around and around.” – Consistent placement of text. – The text presented in two-line blocks requiring a left-to-right sweep and return. – The bisyllabic word “around”, making one-to-one pointing more challenging. – Singular and plural nouns, with a corresponding change in the verb. – The high-frequency words – “and”, “the”, and “go”. – The blends – “ch” and “wh”. – The close-ups in the illustrations. Purpose Pedal Power 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; -hearing and recording the sounds in words sequentially; -monitoring the reading and ensuring it is making sense using meaning, structure, and visual information from the story; -practising writing using some poetic language.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Leisure and Recreation, Science and Technology
Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)
Book dimensions 16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages.
Guided Reading Level3
Theme/TopicLeisure and Recreation | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Making connections | Using texts as models for writing
Dimensions165 x 145