Hugging Uncle Joe is like hugging a bed! An inquisitive group of children want to know why Uncle Joe is so big. Features of the Book – The contractions – “I’ll”, “don’t”, “that’s”, “can’t”, and “he’s”. – Large blocks of text to encourage sustained reading. – The style of the illustrations. – Frequent examples of book language. – The use of everyday language – “Hey, Uncle”and “You kids can’t tell good muscle.” – The simile “Hugging Uncle Joe is like hugging a bed.” Purpose Uncle Joe can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -recognising and reading one-and two-syllable words; -identifying the plot and characters within the story; -comparing the opinions of the author with those of the reader; -developing the skill of writing using direct speech.
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Guided Reading Level14
Theme/TopicHealth | Humour | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Making structure | Text structure | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145