Why There Are Shooting Stars (

Why There Are Shooting Stars (
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LM21390

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Why There Are Shooting Stars is a folktale, successive coyotes take on more than they can cope with when they insist that they can dance with the stars. When, at last, they fall, the people on Earth see them as shooting stars. Features of the Book – Paragraphs to indicate a change in place, time, or speaker. – The various forms of the word “dance” – “danced”, “dancing”, and “dancer”. – The word endings – “ed” and “ing”. – The use of the words “moons” and “snows” to measure time. – The contractions – “can’t” and “couldn’t”. – The style of the framed illustrations. Purpose Why There Are Shooting Stars can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -recognising the features of different genres; -comparing the opinions of the author with those of the reader; -comparing books by different authors written in the same genre; -writing in a similar style to that of the story. Purpose Why There Are Shooting Stars can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -recognising the features of different genres; -comparing the opinions of the author with those of the reader; -comparing books by different authors written in the same genre; -writing in a similar style to that of the story.

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

Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)

AuthorNatalia Belting

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2

Fiction/NonfictionFiction

Guided Reading Level20

GenreFolk tale/Traditional

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Maths

Strategy/SkillsCompairing and contrasting | Making connections | Text structure

Page Count12

Word Count366

ISBN0

Dimensions165 x 145