Lime Green Ice Cream

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Guy and Tyson both love lime green ice cream. Find out why it becomes their all-time favourite.

Author(s): Karen Dravitzki
Illustrators: Richard Hoit
Sound Focus: Long ‘i’

Alignment with Ready to Read Phonics Plus

Fluent Level 16

Colour: Orange

You can use the following notes to teach students word-level reading /decoding strategies.

Word-Level Reading Strategies

Total Word Count: (includes title) 419

Decoding Focus:
Revise decoding strategies previously taught.

Recognise the long ‘i’ sound written in different ways.  The spelling patters for the long ‘i’ sound are coded blue in this book to help students recogise them.  There are words like: Guy, fly, kites, Friday, right, eyes.

Phonics Focus Words:
Write the different spelling patterns for the long ‘i’ sound on the whiteboard.  Group the long ‘i’ words from this book under the various spelling patterns.  Students can add other words they know that contain the same sound and spelling pattern.
i:             Friday, blind, cried*, biked*, spied*, I, slimy, climbed, wild, dived*

y:            Tyson, fly, try, nearby

uy:          Guy

i_e:         kites, bikes, ride, side, ice, like, lime, while, all-time, mine

igh:         right, frightening, lightning, sigh, highest

eye:         eyes

* See downloadable Phonics notes below for an explanation of these spelling patterns

Important Vocabulary in Text:
You may like to discuss/introduce some of these words before reading the text.

blind, kites, breakfast, bikes, park, hills, work, ice cream, van, brakes, tongue, short cut, paddock, hooves, bull, lump, puddle, sigh

shook, fly, gobbled, packed, climbed, whizzed, spied, slammed, chose, pushed, licking, pointing, lifted,  scrambled, stamped, snorted, tossed, trotted, sniffed, lick, whispered, rushed, slurp, raced, jumped, pedalled, dived

windy, long, hot, lime green, slimy, large, empty, frightening, thundering, nearby, highest, wild, dripping, melting, lightning, all-time, favourite


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