Flying Start to Literacy Shared Reading: Big Books - The Silliest Scarecrow (Pack 13)

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This pack contains 1 Big Book, 1 Lesson Plan and 1 Vocabulary Starter.

Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9781760385491 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: EnglishReadingLiteracyBig Books

Part of the series Flying Start to Literacy.

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This pack contains:

  • 1 Big Book
  • 1 Lesson Plan
  • 1 Vocabulary Starter

Title: The Silliest Scarecrow

Synopsis: Poor old Farmer Fred! His scarecrow just doesn't work it doesn't stop the crows from eating his corn! But, when the farm animals join in to help Farmer Fred, things start looking brighter. The scarecrow looks so silly that the crows begin laughing. They laugh so much that they are unable to peck and pick at the corn. At last Farmer Fred has a scarecrow that works!

  • Year level: F
  • Reading level: Pre K
  • Text type: Narrative

Curriculum link: Science: Biological Sciences Living things

Content vocabulary: black brown caw green hat pecking picking pink red scarecrow socks yellow

High frequency words: a and are at have I is on that the they with

Key concepts: The animals worked with the farmer as a team to keep the birds away from the crops. It's often good to have people to help you. A scarecrow is used to stop birds from eating crops.

Phonics: Identifying the /l/ sound as in laugh

Phonemic awareness: Separating sounds in words as in c/a/t

Paired titles: Nil

Supporting material: Lesson Plan, Farm Animals Vocabulary Starter

Series: Flying Start to Literacy


Series information:

Flying Start to Literacy is an award-winning comprehensive literacy program. It reflects best practice in literacy instruction and supports the systematic development of students' reading strategies and skills.


Reading strategies, phonics and phonemic awareness and repetition of high-frequency words are all developed through this series, enhancing the reader's fluency and comprehension. With an array of engaging titles to choose from, readers will laugh, explore and share in the adventure whilst learning and expanding their vocabulary.


Flying Start to Literacy resources are suitable for use as part of an early intervention program and provide effective support for English language learners.

ISBN 9781760385491
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Readers & Literacy,
Year Level Early Years, Foundation,
Author(s) Nancy O'Connor

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