Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
Written and Illustrated by Eileen Christelow
Three Letter Cluster
(scr, spr, str, thr)
How do pictures help to tell a story?
When good readers read aloud, they match the expression in their voices to what the text is saying.
Good readers also think about what a sentence means so they can read it with the right kind of feeling or expression.
Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features
Informational texts contain text features, such as headings, speech balloons, and photo captions, that can help readers locate information quickly.
Authors often use graphic features, such as illustrations, maps, charts, or graphs, because these visual features can make information easier to understand.
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
The order in which things happen.
Sequence Word Activity
Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate
Ask yourself questions about a selection as you read.
Look for text evidence to help you answer the questions.
imagine - to see a picture in your mind
tools - things people use to help them do a job
illustrate - to make pictures that show something
scribbles - drawings or doodles, drawn in a quick or careless way
sketches - quick, simple drawings
tracing - copying the outline or shape of something
research -to search for and study information about a topic
textures - different ways that surfaces look and feel