Teachers Notes

Making a Little Raft

LEVELS 8/9

RUNNING WORDS:

108

CURRICULUM AREAS

The Arts; Technology

TEXT

TYPE

Procedure

FOCUS

Travel and Transport

Key High Frequency Words

cut, make

Key Teaching Points

Reinforce the meaning of goal, materials and steps in a procedure.

Discuss the layout of the text,

including bullet points and numerals,

as well

as visual information that shows each step of the construction procedure.

Locate verbs that tell the reader what to do:

cut, draw, make.

Key Questions

What does a raft look like?

(Inferential)

How can you find out if the little raft will float?

(Inferential)

Word Study

Discuss the change of medial vowel in:

cut, cat.

Change the medial vowels

to make new words in:

ball, big.

Say these words,

emphasising the ending -er:

over, under, water.

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