My Balloon Man

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A girl makes a balloon man using craft paper cardboard and a balloon. His large feet means he always lands the right way up! Word Study – High-frequency words: a, at, big, has, little, Look, my, My, He, on, – Punctuation: full stops, exclamation mark, capital letters, – Phonics and phonemic awareness: – – M, m – My, man, mouth, my, – – b – balloon, big, body, – – h – hands, has, he, his, – – l – lands, look, – – onsets and rimes – h/ands, m/an, Skills and Strategies Reading My Balloon Man will reinforce the following objectives and give the children the opportunity to: – identify and read high-frequency words in context, – emphasise left-to-right movement to reinforce directionality, – use visual cues to monitor that reading is making sense, – select information from the story for a specific purpose, Materials – copies of words and punctuation for this book from page 128, – copies of BLM, markers, pencils, – balloons, craft paper, cardboard, glue or tape. For more information please see our Lesson Plan.

Theme/TopicArt and Activity

AuthorMeryl-Lynn Pluck

SeriesFirst Stories


Guided Reading Level3-4


Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Text structure | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count16

Word Count59