In Glide, Wriggle, Zoom, a dance instructor works with a group of children. She shows them different moves they can use to create their own dance. Features of the Book – List, – Specialised vocabulary – balance, break dancing, choreography, float, flutter, glide, hip-hop, hover, isolation, rhythm, soar, style, tap-dancing, tumble, weight, transfer, wriggle, zoom, – Third-person narrative, Word Study Opportunities – Initial blends “bl”, “pr”, “sh”, and “sn” – blown, blades; practises, pretends; shifts, shoulder, shows; snapping, snake, – Multisyllabic words – balancing, choreography, helicopter, hovering, imagining, important, instructor, isolation, – Regular and irregular plurals – bodies, branches, dancers, dances, feet, friends, Purpose Glide, Wriggle, Zoom can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – using the illustrations to gain a deeper understanding of the text, – extending vocabulary by using a glossary, – forming and supporting opinions about a text, – paraphrasing and summarising information, – using onsets and rimes to learn new words, – using descriptive language.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Personal change, Leisure and recreation
Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)