The Changing Land explores how the elements can affect Earth and change its shape. Features of the Book – The common focal sentence with one key word change. – The common pattern of the additional sentence per spread. – The different text size used to emphasise the key noun on the page. – The way information can be gained from a close study of the photographs. – The concluding collage that recalls all the elements. – The blends – “ch,” “dr”, “cr”, “bl”, and “pl”. – The verbs that describe particular changes – “dries”, “blows”, “washes”, and “cracks”. – The two forms of the verb “change”. – The high-frequency words – “can” and “from”. Purpose The Changing Land can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – discussing the cause and effect of specific events within the story; – predicting outcomes from illustrations; – innovating on an original story line to write another version.
Themes covered in this book are: Earth Science, Environment
Reading Level: 15-16 (Orange)
Guided Reading Level15
Theme/TopicEarth Science | Environment
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Fluency | Information skills | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145