» The Hissing Bush

The Hissing Bush

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Blue (Levels 9-11)
  • Year: One
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Environment, Family
  • Genre: Realistic fiction
  • Strategy/Skills: Summarising, Making predictions, Visualising
  • Page Count: 12
  • Reading Level: 9
  • Item Code: 200032
  • High Frequency Words: her, here, that, were, what
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1435, ACELA1434, ACELA1786, ACELA1437, ACELA1817, ACELA1818, ACELT1575, ACELT1578, ACELT1785, ACELY1649, ACELY1650, ACELA1453, ACELA1821, ACELT1582, ACELT1584, ACELY1659, ACELY1660
Reader Description

There's a strange hissing sound coming from the bush. The children investigate. Is it a snake? Is it a cat? No, this animal has feathers.

After you have completed the Reader

In this book, the author uses different words to show how Nicola or James are talking. Which words has the author used instead of "said"? Choose three sentences from the book where "said" is used. Change "said" to another word to show how James or Nicola are talking.

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