Jenny and Ben win a Zoo Overnight contest in the library’s holiday programme. Jenny is worried about spending the night away from her mum, but Ben has a solution. Instructions for making a diorama are included in the book. Features of the Book – Activity with instructions, – Direct speech, – The characters Jenny and Ben from Ready Set Go!, – Third-person narrative, – Specialised vocabulary – contest, cubs, diorama, enclosure, grassland, habitat, savanna, scene, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – grassland, maybe, overnight, – Contractions – couldn’t, I’ll, that’d, who’d, you’ll, – Initial blend “br” – bring, breath, – Digraphs “ch” and “sh” – chair, chattered, choose; shook, Purpose Zoo Overnight can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – asking and answering questions about a text, – inferring meaning, – using onsets and rimes to learn new words, – following written instructions, – writing simple instructions.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Animals Birds and Insects
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)
Guided Reading Level19-20
GenreProcedure | Realistic Fiction
Theme/TopicAdventure | and insects | Animals | birds
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Following instructions | Making inferences