Swamp Hen describes the morning ritual of an unusual bird. Features of the Book – The procedural nature of the text. – The close-up photography that details the body structure and postures of the bird. – The use of pronouns – “she” and “her”, – The repeated “th” blend – “then”, “with”, “the”, and “feathers”. – The blends – “ch”, “sw”, and “cl”. – The high-frequency words – “the”, “with”, “She”, “her”, and “some”. Purpose Swamp Hen can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -using visual cues to monitor that reading is making sense; -blending sounds together to make a word; -planning how to sequence the events of a piece of narrative writing; -selecting information from the story for a specific purpose.
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Guided Reading Level9
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Change over Time | Habitats
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Sequencing
Dimensions165 x 145