In this story Snowman Day the reader is shown how children’s activities are influenced by the weather conditions over a week. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – Day, a, day, We, went, to, – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark Phonics and phonemic awareness – S, s – Saturday, Snowman, Sunday, snowy, stayed, stormy, sunny – W, w – We, Wednesday, was, went, windy – onsets and rimes – d/ay, pl/ay Skills and Strategies: Reading Snowman Day can be used to introduce and reinforce: – identify and read high-frequency or interest words, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – monitor reading and ensure that it is making sense, using meaning and structural and visual information from the story, – selection information from the story for a specific purpose. Materials – copies of BLM, pencils, scissors, glue, – newspaper weather pages, cards displaying days of the week and weather symbols, a cardboard box, a long strip of paper, scissors.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level: 3-5 (Red)