In Walter’s Worries the reader will follow Walter who is a dragon who has trouble holding down a job because he’s always causing fires. Walter and his friend Maisie go from place to place, job to job, untill Walter finds the perfect job. Features of the Book – Direct speech, – Onomatopoeia – woosh, hssss, crash!, Ahh!, – Alternative verbs for said – grumbled, shouted, yelled, advised, cried, called, – Punctuation – ellipses, question marks, – Question and answer format, – Repetition, Purpose Walter’s Worries can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making confirming and revising predictions, – using illustrations to gain and deepen meaning, – identifying the plot and characters within a story, – extending vocabulary, – reading aloud with expression, – writing to communicate information.
Themes covered in this book are: Humour, Overcoming obstacles
Reading Level: 17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17-18
Theme/TopicHumour | Overcoming Obstacles | Weather
Strategy/SkillsFluency | Making predictions | Using graphic sources | Vocabulary and word study