The Gardener(SE)

The Gardener(SE)
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1 or more 5.51 (Ex GST) 6.34 (Incl GST)
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The Gardener is a humorous narrative which portrays a gardener’s delight in expressing his creativity. Thestudents will enjoy making predictions from the intriguing illustrations. This book supports the comprehension strategies of making and confirming predictions anddrawing conclusions. The repetitive sentence structure provides strong support for students who lack confidence in their reading. Text features – the high-frequency words – a, and, are, he, is, my, said, the – the initial consonant blends – cl, fr, sm, tr – the digraphs -ph – elephant; -th – the, this – the different endings for the word “clip” – clippers, clipped – the adverb “too” – the use of direct speech to begin and end the story – the clear beginning, middle, and end – the use of repetition – the question mark on page 2 – the humorous, exaggerated illustrations

Themes covered in this book are: Environment

Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)

AuthorDot Meharry



Guided Reading Level6

GenreGeneral Narrative


Strategy/SkillsDrawing conclusions | Making predictions

Page Count12

Word Count55