The book Look at This Mess! is a story about two children trying to clear away their mess without success until Mum comes to help. Word Study – High-frequency words: Look, Mum, They, This, all, at, away, the, this, up, said, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation marks, quotation marks, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – M, m – Mess, Mum, mess, – – Th, th – They, This, the, this, – – a – all, animals, at, away, – – b – blocks, books, – – c – cars, clothes, – – plurals – animals, blocks, books, cars, clothes, toys, – – onset and rime – a/way, Skills and Strategies Reading Look at This Mess! will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – hear and recall the sounds in words sequentially, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – monitor reading and ensure that it is making sense using meaning and structural and visual information from the story, – use text as a model for writing, Materials- copies of BLM, pencils, scissors, glue, – a selection of dress up clothes and toys, a small box or case, magnetic letters play dough, glue.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships and Humour
Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)