What kind of Papa is Papa Henry? Let’s read this book and find out!
Author(s): Joy Allcock
Illustrators: Moses Viliamu
Sound Focus: Word endings – y as a long ‘e’
Alignment with Ready to Read Phonics Plus
You can use the following notes to teach students word-level reading /decoding strategies. More in-depth notes can be downloaded below.
Word-Level Reading Strategies
Total Word Count: (includes Title) 64
29 different words. 22 are decodable according to the criteria belwo and 19 high-frequency words.
• one letter = one sound
• doubled letters = one sound
• ck sounds like ‘k’
• the long ‘e’on the end of a word is often written with a y
Decoding Strategy: The focus of this book is to discover that the letter y on the end of many two syllable words sounds like a long ‘e’. Decodable words in this book also provide the opportunity to revise previous decoding strategies.
Non-decodable Words: High-frequency words: love, my, says, looks, really, always, loves
Important Vocabulary in Text:
Adverbs: funny, jumpy, messy, scruffy, lucky, sleepy*, happy
*sleep is a high-frequency word so students should be able to use the y on the end of the word to read this word appropriately
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