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The Big Five

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Orange (Levels 15-16)
  • Year: One
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Non-fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects
  • Page Count: 8
  • Reading Level: 15-16
  • Item Code: 300275
  • Sounds: i-e, o-e
  • Phonics Phase: Phase 5 Set 2: Vowel Sounds – ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, /zh/
  • Tricky Words: leopard, lion, love, you, their, rhinoceros, to, adventure, they, come, are, live, one, be
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELY1659, ACELA1821, ACELA1822, ACELA1455, ACELA1778, ACELA1459, ACELA1458, ACELA1457, ACELA1449, ACELA1450
Reader Description

The Big Five of the African safari are the superstars of the safari. Read the text to find out which animals they are. Which one will get your vote?

After you have completed the Reader

Choose one of the animal species in the book. Draw a picture of this animal. Research the safari animal of your choice and find out more facts and figures about this special species.

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