Coyote In Trouble is a collection of Native American tales where Coyote is tricked or makes mistakes and he ends up in trouble. The book ends with a letter from Coyote to Grandma in which he apologises for being so much trouble. Features of the Book – A collection of separate but related tales, – Native American tales from an oral tradition, – Direct speech, – Predictable outcomes, – Exclamations and onomatopoeia – Crash!, Ouch!, Kerplunk!, – Punctuation – ellipses, – Contractions – he’ll, he’s, didn’t, don’t, wasn’t, I’ll, I’m, can’t, that’s, what’s, it’s, you’ll, they’ll. Purpose Coyote in Trouble can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring the genre of traditional tales, – making confirming and revising predictions, – reading and writing procedural texts, – describing a sequence of events.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Humour and Relationships
Reading Level: 17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17-18
GenreFolk Tale/Traditional Story
Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Humor | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsMaking predictions | Sequencing