Lunchtime at the Zoo

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In the book Lunchtime at the Zoo the reader follows a boy and his mother as they visit the zoo with a picnic lunch for both themselves and the animals. However they are not allowed to feed the animals. Word Study – High-frequency words: No, at, said, the, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation mark, commas, quotation marks, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – Z ,z – Zoo, zebras, zookeeper, – – L, l – Lunchtime, lions, – – plurals – bears, elephants, giraffes, lions, monkeys, parrots, zebras, – compound words – zookeeper, lunchtime. Skills and Strategies Reading Lunchtime at the Zoo will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – discuss new words contained within the story, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – locate information, – select information from the story for a specific purpose. Materials- copies of BLM, markers, pencils, – plastic zoo animals, picnic basket, food, paper.

Themes covered in this book are: Food, Animals Birds and Insects, Leisure and Recreation

Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)

Book dimensions 14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages.

AuthorPaula Slack

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level3-4

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Food | Leisure and Recreation

Strategy/SkillsInformation skills | Text structure | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count16

Word Count57