A boy and his father prepare a habitat (called a “vivarium”) for some snails. Building Basic Skills – High-frequency words – We, in, the, – Content words – Snails, soil, pebbles, rocks, leaves, grass, sticks, water, snails, – Repeated phrase – We put in the, – Phonics and phonemic awareness – p (put, pebbles), S (Snails), s (soil, sticks, grass, snails) W (We), w (water); plural “s” on content words, – Punctuation – full stops, capital letters, exclamation mark – Special Feature – Procedural text, Skills and Strategies Snails can be used to introduce and reinforce: – retelling the sequence of the story using own words, – pointing one-to-one at each word to ensure an appropriate match, – reading a variety of simple high-frequency words in context, – writing labels for a specific purpose, Materials – copies of BLM, scissors, glue, markers, pencil, – snail, mirror, – play dough
Themes covered in this book are: Animals, birds and insects, Habitats, Resposibility
Reading Level: 1-2 (Magenta)
Book dimensions 14.5cm x 16.5cm; 16 pages.