The Wind Blows

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In the story The Wind Blows the reader will follow a girl and her father as they observe the effect the wind has on a variety of outdoor activities. Word Study – High-frequency words: The, the, I, can, see, My, is, – Highlighting repeated phrases – The wind blows the . I can see the fly., – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation mark, capital letters, – Phonemic awareness: – – Th, th – The, the, – – b – balloon, blows, bubble, – – f – flag, fly, flying, – – onsets and rimes – c/an, h/at. Skills and Strategies Reading The Wind Blows will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – identify onset and rime within new words, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – use the context of the story to make predictions, – use text as a model for writing, Materials – copies of BLM, pencils, markers, – hand held fan, crayons, paper.

Themes covered in this book are: Neighbourhood and Weather

Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)

AuthorSharon Hill

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level3-4

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicSchool and Community | Science and Technology | Transportation

Strategy/SkillsMaking predictions | Phonemic awareness | Text structure | Using texts as models for own writing

Page Count16

Word Count90