In this story, Sam’s Mask, the reader follows Sam as he makes a mask at school and then wears it home to give his mother a surprise. Features of the Book – The range of punctuation – question mark, exclamation mark, and quotation marks. – The high-frequency words – “He”, “the”, “said”, “this”, and “a”. – The adjectives – “big” and “long.” – Sequence of events in a narrative. – The different uses of apostrophes – “who’s” and “Sam’s”. Purpose Sam’s Mask can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -responding to simple questions about the story’s content; -encouraging reading using expression to increase understanding; -retelling the sequence of the story using own words; -writing a simple set of instructions.
Themes covered in this book are: School and community, Humour, Art and Activity
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level7
Theme/TopicHumour | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Fluency | Sequencing | Using texts as models for writing
Dimensions165 x 145