Each member of the family arrives home from various places. Grandma was walking Max the dog, but where is he? Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – Comes, comes, – Content words – Max, Home, home, Mum, Dad, Baby, Anna, Ben, Grandpa, Grandma, – Repeated phrase – comes home, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – B (Baby, Ben), b (baby), A (Anna), a (Anna, Max, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma), – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark. Skills and Strategies Max Comes Home can be used to introduce and reinforce: – retelling the sequence of the story using own words, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – pointing one-to-one at each word to ensure an appropriate match, – writing using the conventions of capital letters and full stops Materials – copies of words and punctuation for this book from page 92 cut and ready for use, – copies of BLM, pencil, markers, – cereal boxes, paper scissors, – play dough. For more information please see our Lesson Plan.