Wood Storks is an expository nonfiction text that explains what wood storks are, how they catch fish, why they nest together, how they build nests, how they take care of their young, and how they are being monitored by scientists. Readers gain information from the text, captions, labels, illustrative diagrams, and photographic web.
Wood Storks is a Report with a topic, headings, facts, and information shown in different of ways. Critical thinking questions are provided to guide the reader. Photographs match the text. A visual information guide is provided for teachers to draw students’ attention to the photographs, illustrations, glossary, illustrative diagrams, Table of Contents, Index, layout, and design. There is an infographic at the end of the book outlining the different components of Reports. An activity on providing details under a heading is provided for teachers to extend students’ learning.
Readers develop vocabulary such nouns (beaks), verbs (wade), and singular/plural (foot/feet). Focus students’ attention on adjectives, homonyms, antonyms, and synonyms. Opportunities arise to discuss apostrophes to show possession (stork’s). Focus on long and short vowel i and look at suffixes ing (flying), base words (information), and silent letters (islands).
This title is from the Sails Literacy series. Hook readers and ignite their curiosity - over 850 levelled texts with bright, colourful, sophisticated designs.
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