This is a lively narrative of a family’s trip to the zoo. Features of the Book – Enlarged type for emphasis. – Text blocks above and below illustrations. – Longer sentences in direct speech. – The contractions – “let’s” and “don’t”. – The challenge in the layout of illustrations. – The “ed” word ending – “looked”, “walked”, “roared”, and “lifted”. – The blends – “cr” and “tr”. – The large, bold capital letter that begins the story. Purpose Rosa at the Zoo can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -summarising the ideas from a story; -understanding the punctuation cues and their meanings; -using diagrams, charts, and other illustrations to support writing; -developing the skill of writing using direct speech.
Guided Reading Level14
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Leisure and Recreation | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Summarising | Using graphic sources
Dimensions165 x 145