Cephalopods are animals that have a soft body and arms that grow out of their head. This book has detailed information about squid octopi and nautiluses. Photographs and diagrams provide added interest.
Features of the Book – Captioned photographs and illustrations, – Comparisons to convey meaning – giant squid can grow to be the same length as a bus; has eyes the same size as the lights on a bus, – Measurements, – Similes – like a balloon full of air; like a wrinkled sack, – Specialised vocabulary – coral reef, cuttlefish, gastropods, nautilus, octopus, predators, prey, squid, suckers, Word Study Opportunities – Double consonants – bottle, cuttlefish, fills, shells, – Double vowel “oo” – balloon, zoom, – Initial blend “squ” – squeezed, squid, – Prefix “sub” – submarine, Purpose Cephalopods can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – asking and answering questions about a text, – using context clues and prior knowledge to understand unfamiliar words, – inferring meaning, – exploring multisyllabic words through segmenting, – interpreting information in diagrams charts and graphs, – using descriptive language.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Discovery, Habitats
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)