In this book City Scenes the text takes the form of a poem expressing a child’s view of the city as he and his mother walk home. Features of Book – Division of text into non-rhyming introduction and conclusion, with a rhyming middle section. – The use of an ellipsis. – The “ing” word ending – “dashing” and “rushing”. – Couplets with internal and end rhymes based on assonance. – The plurals in the text are not matched by plurals in the illustrations. – The high-frequency word “the”. Purpose City Scenes can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – hearing the individual sounds in a word; – using visual cues to monitor that reading is making sense; – practising using poetic language to write poems; – comparing the story to events in own lives.
Themes covered in this book are: School and Community and Sports
Reading Level: 6-8 (Yellow)
Guided Reading Level7
Theme/TopicSchool and Community | Sports
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Descriptive language | Making connections
Dimensions165 x 145