The Poppy is a non-fiction title that traces the life cycle of a poppy, from bud to new seedlings. Features of the Book – The poetic quality of the text. – The sequential, cyclical nature of the story line. – The use of imagery – “morning sun” and “crinkled red poppy”. – The use of colours – “red”, “yellow”, “gold”, and “brown”. – The frequent use of adjectives. – The passing of time and how this is shown in the text. – The diagram of the life cycle of the poppy. – The use of evocative language – “bend its head” and “soft brown earth”. Purpose The Poppy can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding; -summarising the ideas from a story; -encouraging prediction and developing questioning skills; -developing the skill of writing using a range of word choices.
Themes covered in this book are: Plants
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)
Guided Reading Level19
GenreExplanation | General Narrative
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Summarising | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145