Dog on Holiday

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The family dog goes on holiday and joins in with all the family fun. Word Study – High-frequency words: Dog, on, Mum, and, went, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation mark, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – s – skating, surfing, swimming, – – sh – fishing, shopping, – – “ing” word ending – fishing, walking, shopping, skating, surfing, swimming. Skills and Strategies Reading Dog on Holiday will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – hear and recall the sounds in words sequentially, – understand that the text must make sense and use cues to monitor this, – locate information, – innovate on the story to create own versions of stories plays and songs. Materials – copies of words and punctuation for this book from page 115, – copies of BLM, pencils, markers, – card, Popsicle sticks. For more information please see our Lesson Plan.

AuthorDot Meharry

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level3-4

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Humour | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Phonemic awareness | Using texts as models for own writing

Page Count16

Word Count66