Is It an Insect?

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In the book Is It An Insect? the reader will learn how many creatures are insects and have six legs, but watch out! Some creatures that look like insects aren’t insects at all! Word Study – High-frequency words: Is, It, Yes, A, No, is, has, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – I, i – Insect, Is, It, insect, is, – – A, a – A, an, ant, – – onset and rime – n/ot, – – compound words – dragonfly, ladybird, butterfly, Skills and Strategies Reading Is It an Insect? will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – discuss new words contained within the story, – understand that the text must make sense and use cues to monitor this, – demonstrate an understanding of how print is organised and read, – select information from the story for a specific purpose, Materials- copies of BLM, pencils, – a large sheet of paper, photocopies of the insects from the book, construction card, paper, scissors, glue.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals, Birds and Insects, Science and Technology

Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level3-4


Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Text structure | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count16

Word Count85