Going on Safari follows the story of Joanne and her friend Devina who are on safari in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, Africa. We learn about the wild animals that they see, including giraffes, elephants, leopards, and hippos. Features of the Book – Captioned photographs, – Comparisons to convey meaning – as fast as a car; four times as long as your foot, – Fact boxes, – Maps, – Specialised vocabulary – clearing, herd, illegal, kill, mammal, predator, pride, roam, safari, vicious, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – highlands, flatlands, backyard, sometimes, afternoon, backbone, nearby, – Contractions – we’re, they’re, it’s, aren’t, doesn’t, we’ve, I’ve, can’t, he’s, she’s, – Initial blends “fr,” “pr”, and “gr”- friend, free, from, protects, predators, pride; grass, grumpy, great, Purpose Going on Safari can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – extending vocabulary by using a glossary, – using the table of contents, chapter headings, glossary and index to locate information, – using visual structural and meaning cues to read unknown words, – exploring initial blends, – writing to communicate information.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Sports, Adventure
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)