A tree is a home to many kinds of animals. A Tree Is a Home explores a variety of creatures that make their homes in trees. Features of the Book – Dramatic photographs providing a close match to the text. – The words in capitals at the beginning of the text. – The use of different creatures on each spread. – The frequent use of the “tr” blend. – The use of “s” to form regular plurals – “birds”, “trees”, “animals”, “homes”, “eggs”, and “frogs”. – Irregular forms of the plural – “leaves”, “branches”, and “lives”. – The model for expository writing. Purpose A Tree Is a Home can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding; – recognising and reading a range of different word patterns, including word endings; – developing effective strategies for reading unknown words within a story; – writing in a similar style to that of the story.
Guided Reading Level15
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Environment | Habitats | Plants
Strategy/SkillsUsing texts as models for writing | vocabulary and word