What Keeps Them Warmbegins with the thought-provoking statement “Animals don’t wear clothes” and goes on to answer how a variety of animals keep warm. Features of the Book – The variation in text size and placement according to difficulty. – Good model of expository text with narrative evolving from a single question. – Extra blocks of text that provide further information. – The use of multiple photographic images on the page. – Key vocabulary appearing in large, bold print. – The repetitive use of “Some animals”. – The high-frequency words – “them”, “have”, “that”, “This”, and “get”. Purpose What Keeps Them Warm? can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following strategies: -reading an increasing range of high-frequency words in context; -encouraging rereading of the text to clarify understanding; -introducing and discussing the meaning of new words within the story; -developing an awareness of the specific structure within a story.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Science and Technology
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)