Cooped Up is a story about a young boy who moves to the city and finds his new life lonely. Josh thinks of the perfect solution for his loneliness – a pet. But first Josh and Grandad need to convince Mum that a pet is a good idea.
Features of the Book – Multisyllabic words – backyard, apartment, understood, cockatoo, parakeet, – Blends – st, br, tr, bl, th, sh, pl, dr, – Contractions – he’d wouldn’t you’ve don’t, – Direct speech, – Expressive illustrations, – Italics and punctuation for emphasis, – The -ing word ending – zooming, amazing, – Double oo spelling pattern – cooped, Purpose Cooped Up can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – tracing the development of a character, – using illustrations to gain and deepen meaning, – identifying the setting of a story, – exploring the use of direct speech, – recognising and reading multisyllabic words, – identifying a problem and its resolution.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Personal Change, Problem Solving
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)