In the book Looking Down a boy talks about the things he can see as he is looking down on the city from a balcony. Word Study – High-frequency words: Down, I, can, see, some, down, up, here, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation mark, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – s – see, some, streets, shops – – c – can, cars, – – D, d – Down, dogs, down, – – th – there, – – onsets and rimes – c/an, w/ay, – – plurals – birds, cars, dogs, shops, streets, trees, Skills and Strategies Reading Looking Down will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – use knowledge of onset and rime to create new words, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – locate information, – write labels or captions for a specific purpose, Materials – copies of BLM, pencils, scissors, glue, markers, – a large piece of paper, toy, cars, toy people, toy buildings, magazines, pictures of buildings, cars and people, photocopies of pictures of the children in the class.
Themes covered in this book are: School and community, Leisure and recreation
Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)
Book dimensions 14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages.