It’s Marty’s birthday in four days. Marty is worried that nobody will remember. But Dad, Karla, and Nina have remembered, and they’re planning a big surprise. Features of the Book – Direct speech, – Notes, – Interactive text that asks questions of the reader, – Third-person narrative, – Written from a child’s point of view, Word Study Opportunities – Contractions – couldn’t, he’d, what’s, wasn’t, you’ll, – Double consonants – apples, babysitter, dinner, hidden, pizza, – Verb ending “ed” – asked, emailed, grabbed, sniffed, – Multisyllabic words – babysitter, calendar, macaroni, pepperoni, remembered, Purpose Marty’s Birthday can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – making connections between own experiences and the text, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – using the illustrations to gain a deeper understanding of the text, – using onsets and rimes to learn new words, – writing compositions that have interesting subjects, For more information please see our Lesson Plan.
Guided Reading Level19-20
GenreGeneral Narrative | Realistic Fiction
Theme/TopicCommunication | Humour | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Making connections | Phonemic awareness | Using graphic sources