The Poppy (SE)

The Poppy (SE)
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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)

AuthorRon Bacon

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level19

GenreExplanation | General Narrative


Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Summarising | vocabulary and word

Word Count153


Dimensions165 x 145