Shush! is a lively narrative about getting up in the morning and making breakfast in bed and as a surprise for Mum. Features of the Shush! 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: Relationships, Food, Humour
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)