In Dragon readers follow a class who before they leave school, they make a “dragon” to keep together on their walk to the library. Features of the Book – The large, bold capital letter that begins the text. – The personification of the dragon – “The dragon squeezes close”, “The dragon curls up”, and “It takes off its shoes”. – The range of major and minor characters in the story. – Examples of commas, exclamation marks, and quotation marks. – The thought bubbles that support the children’s fantasy. – The high-frequency word “says” and the interest word “dragon”. – The use of contractions – “don’t”, “she’s”, and “there’s”. – The text in the illustrations. – The dragon images in the illustrations Purpose Dragon 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; – summarising the ideas from a story; – writing a conclusion.
Themes covered in this book are: School and Community, Humour
Reading Level: 15-16 (Orange)
Guided Reading Level15
Theme/TopicHumour | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsSummarising | Text structure
Dimensions165 x 145