‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ — Dr. Seuss
‘Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ ~ J.K. Rowling
‘You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.’ – Winnie the Pooh
Forever Fairies- Guided reading worksheets. Ages 7-10
Literacy standards for Years 3- 4 (receptive mode) include an understanding that texts have different text structures depending on their purpose and context. E.g. a fantasy narrative has the narrative arc made up of exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution where the problems are resolved or not resolved.
The images and vocabulary are used to engage. Grace Chen’s illustrations inspire visual thinking and Karen Dunsmore has blended oral vocabulary with a vigorous reading vocabulary to assist in the enhancement of a student’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Students can employ literal comprehension skills (keywords, skim reading and scanning) to better locate information efficiently. The implied meaning of vocabulary e.g. some metaphors and similes connect ideas in greater depth and emphasize what the author is trying to convey. E.g. The manual hit the ceiling and like a rocket zoomed in for the attack. The Fairy Manual was full of life. It set upon Luka like a wild cat chasing its quarry. P. 18 This narrative also contains varied sentence structures and unfamiliar vocabulary including multisyllabic words to promote good listening skills and encourage the sharing of key points in discussions.