In The Safe Place, a small brown hen looks for a safe place to hide on the Pacific atoll where she lives. Features of the Book – A story from the Pacific Islands of Tokelau. – The conventional storybook beginning – “Once upon a time”. – The contraction “isn’t”. – The use of compound words – “herself”, “inside”, and “everyone”. – The use of direct speech – “Is this a safe place?” – Repetitive phrasing on pages 4 to 7. – The map on the inside back cover. Purpose The Safe Place can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -encouraging prediction and developing questioning skills; -summarising the ideas from a story; -writing to support the events in the story; -developing the ability to write specifically about the detail of the setting of the story.
Themes covered in this book are: Habitats, School and Community, Science and Technology
Reading Level:12-14 (Green)
Guided Reading Level14
Theme/TopicHabitats | School and Community | Science andTtechnology
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Making predictions | Summarising
Dimensions165 x 145