Why Cats Wash After Dinner – EA-FL

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Why Cats Wash After Dinner is a 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.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects

Reading Level: 15-16 (Orange)

AuthorJune Walker

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level16

GenreFolk tale/Traditional

Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects

Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Making predictions | Text structure

Page Count8

Word Count133


Dimensions165 x 145