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The Scarecrow

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Turquoise (Levels 17-18)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Clothes, Family, Humour, Overcoming obstacles, Problem solving, School and community
  • Genre: General narrative
  • Strategy/Skills: Making connections, Making inferences, Summarising
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: 17
  • Item Code: 200386
  • High Frequency Words: dress, get, have, look, mum, think, said, say, school
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELT1582, ACELT1584, ACELY1659, ACELA1469, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELY1669
Reader Description

Henry and Simon's mum is changing a flat tyre on their car, in her dressing gown! Have your parents ever embarrassed you?

After you have completed the Reader

Ask the children to think of a time when something embarrassing happened to them. Use one of the children's suggestions to write a story as a class. Draw three columns on chart paper, headed Beginning, Middle, and End. In the appropriate columns on the chart, record the main ideas for the story. Encourage the children to think about their own stories in this way.

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Lesson Plan


Printable Reader


Printable Reader (Wordless)


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