The Rock in the Road (SE)

The Rock in the Road (SE)
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The Rock In the Road is a simple play of how the collective strength of a group of animals solves a problem that none of them could solve individually. Features of the Book – The character list and introduction. – Repetition as a support for the reader. – The use of increasing numbers – “What are you four doing?” – The frequent use of question marks, exclamation marks, and commas. – The high-frequency contractions – “What’s”, “won’t”, “You’re”, “can’t”, and “it’s”. – The use of parentheses and/or italics for stage directions. – The support in the illustrations. Purpose The Rock in the Road 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; -comparing books by different authors written in the same genre; -discussing the organisational structure of the text; -writing a recount of the story using own words.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, School and Community

Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)

AuthorJill Brasell

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level17


Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | School and Community

Strategy/SkillsCompairing and contrasting | Main ideas | Text structure

Page Count12

Word Count472


Dimensions165 x 145