The Snow is a humorous and fictional animal fantasy story about different animals having fun doing a variety of winter sports in the snow. When the bear is skiing, he crashes into a tree and the snow comes piling down on the animals! Readers gain information from the text, illustrations, dialogue, storyboard, and caption.
The Snow uses a sentence stem (“Look at me,” said the _____.). Illustrations match the text. The story includes triggering in questions. There are critical thinking questions to guide the reader. A teacher guide for reading the text and visual information is provided for teachers to draw students’ attention to illustrations, starting points, and caption. There is a high frequency word list within an illustration at the end of the story. An activity on drawing a picture with a caption of themselves going down a hill is provided for teachers to extend students’ learning.
Readers develop vocabulary with high-frequency words (look). Focus on word differentiation by having them locate focus words in the high-frequency word list illustration. Opportunities arise to focus on initial consonant m (mouse).
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Invoice Title: FW C: The Snow