The Water Boatman is a simple informational text describing the habitats of two pond dwellers. Features of the Book – The regular text pattern in the early part of the story. – The close picture/text match. – The examples of present-tense verbs – “lives”,”swims”, “holds”, and “eats”. – The compound words – “mudfish” and “boatman”. – The adjectives – “front”, “middle”, and “back”. – The high-frequency word “with” – The labelled diagram. Purpose The Water Boatman can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -encouraging rereading of the text to clarify understanding; -summarising the main parts of the story; -introducing and discussing the meaning of new words within the story; -gathering information and sorting it into categories.
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Guided Reading Level8
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Environments | Habitats
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Main ideas | Summarising | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145