The Wind is a poem that describes a very windy day. Features of the Book – The rhyme – “dirt”, “shirt”, and “skirt”. – The addition of “s” to make the plural form. – The high-frequency words – “The”, “and”, “my”, and “me”. – The use of an ellipsis. – The “sh” blend – “shirt”. – Clear, consistent placement of text. – The use of italics to emphasise the learning elements in the illustrations. – The flag image used with the page numbers. – The complete poem printed on the final page. Purpose The Wind can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -sharing own experiences related to the content of the story; -recognising rhyming words; -practising writing using some poetic language; -practising writing using rhyme and rhythm.
Themes covered in this book are: Weather
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level8
Theme/TopicLeisure and Recreation | Transportation
Strategy/SkillsMaking connections | Using texts as models for writing
Dimensions165 x 145