In The Lost Sandals, David is sure that he left his new sandals in the locker room when he changed into his track shoes for long-jump practice. But now they’re gone and Rebecca is wearing a pair that looks just like them. David’s efforts to get the sandals off Rebecca are complicated and is made more interesting by the rivalry between them in the long jump. Features of the Book – Realistic informal dialogue, – Colloquial language – Fat chance; Miss Know-it-all, – The different perspectives in the illustrations, – The use of simile – Rebecca’s legs stretched over the stream like rubber bands, – The facial expressions of the characters, – The twist in the tale, – Verbs – pounded, sailed, snatched, snapped, skidded, glanced, hurtled, Purpose The Lost Sandals can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using prior knowledge and experience to make sense of a text, – making predictions and supporting them with evidence from the text, – identifying everyday synonyms and antonyms, – looking at colloquial language.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, School and Community, Conflict
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)
Guided Reading Level28
Theme/TopicConflict | Relationships | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsMaking predictions | Prior knowledge | vocabulary and word