Snap Splash

Snap Splash
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In Snap Splash the reader follows an informational text, detailing how a heron stalks a crab. Predictably, there is a happy ending for only one of the creatures – but which one will it be? Features of the Book – The use of onomatopoeia – “plip”, “snap”, and “splash”. – The use of large, bold type for effect. – Creative placement of text for effect on page 9. – The rhymes – “wriggle”, “jiggles” and “crab”, “grabs”. – The blends – “cr”, “pl”, “gr”, “sn”, “wr”, “sl”, and “sp”. – The use of ellipses to indicate anticipation. – The range of verbs – “comes”, “walks”, “sees”, “grabs”, “wriggles”, and “jiggles”. – The high-frequency words – “for”, “look”, and “out”. Purpose Snap! Splash! can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -predicting the meanings of new or unfamiliar words from the context of the story; -hearing the individual sounds in a word; -discussing several books that relate to the same theme; -writing labels for a specific purpose.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats

Reading Level:9-11 (Blue)

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level1


Guided Reading Level11


Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Habitats

Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Making predictions | Using texts as models for writing

Page Count12

Word Count50


Dimensions165 x 145