In the book House for a Mouse makes simple, factual statements about the equipment and materials used to make a mouse house. The illustration convey a second storyline. Features of the Book – One word change per page on pages 3 to 7. – The high-frequency words – “A” and “for”. – The rhyme – “house” and “mouse”. – Initial “b” consonant – “box”, “bed”, and “bowl”. – The secondary story line in the illustrations. – The challenge of different lengths of text per page. Purpose A House for a Mouse can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce the following skills and strategies: -developing an awareness of the directionality of the print on each page; -recognising the relationship between letters and their sounds; -predicting the story line using illustrations from the book; -responding to simple questions about the story’s content; -writing labels for a specific purpose.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals, Birds and Insects and Relationships
Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)
Book dimensions 16.5cm x 14.5cm; 8 pages
Guided Reading Level1
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Making predictions | Text structure | Using texts as models for writing | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145