In this folktale from South Carolina, a tiny mouse uses its wits to escape from a hungry cat. Features of the Book – The classic opening phrase. – The blends – “sh”, “st”, “cr”, “tr”, and “fr”. – The letter clusters – “str” and “squ”. – The graphic by each page number. – The use of the possessive apostrophe. – The close picture/text match. – The use of direct quotes. Purpose Why Cats Wash After Dinner can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – identifying the plot and characters within the story; – encouraging prediction and developing questioning skills; – recognising the features of different genres; – developing the ability to write specifically about characters and their feelings within the story.
Guided Reading Level16
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Making predictions | Text structure
Dimensions165 x 145