In this book Pets, the narrator can’t understand why people laugh at the pet giraffe when so many of the neighbours have pets that are just as wacky. Features of the Book – The regular rhythm. – The use of rhyme on every page. – The similarities between the pets and their owners. – The humour in the illustrations. – The convention of beginning each line with a capital letter. – The use of boxes to define the text. – The double “oo” vowel – “pool” and “door”. – The repeated “wh” blend – “why”, “what”, “when”, and “white”. -The blends – “sh”, “ch”, “sn”, “th”, and “st”. Purpose Pets 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; -developing effective strategies for reading unknown words within a story; -discussing the organisational structure of the text; -writing using capital letters for the beginning of sentences and the names of people and places.
Themes covered in this book are: Pets, Humour, Animals Birds and Insects
Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level18
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Humour | Pets
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Text structure | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145