The Smile

The Smile
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A delightfully contagious smile travels through a community and is finally passes on to the children. Features of the Smile Book – A narrative with a clear beginning and end. – The use of familiar settings. – Repetition as a support -“gave the smile to”. – The “sm” blend -“smile”. – The high-frequency words – “gave”, “they”, and “all”. – Clear placement of text. – How the story can be “read” in the faces of the characters. Purpose The Smile can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -blending sounds together to make a word; -summarising the main parts of the story; -innovating on an original story line to write another version; -incorporating diagrams, maps, and tables to support information.
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Themes covered in this book are: School and Community

Reading level: 6-8 (Yellow)

AuthorJoy Cowley

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level1


Guided Reading Level6

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicSchool and Community

Strategy/SkillsSummarising | Using graphic sources | Using texts as models for writing

Page Count8

Word Count57


Dimensions165 x 145