Mr Cool And The Bug, Grade 1 Literacy


Mr Cool And The Bug is a 2-page literacy set for Prep and Grade 1. Late Prep or Kindergarten may be able to read it. There is a 1-page story with simple words, an ‘scary’ moment when Sam gets rid of the bug from his friend’s nose. Sam explains that the ‘bug’ is really a spider.

Any parent can use this ready-made lesson set. It may take 2 sittings with two readings, with discussion about the content and the words. Adults, teachers, tutors and parents will find this a useful pack. Just let the text lead the lesson.

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Mr Cool And The Bug

Mr Cool And The Bug is a 2-page literacy item for Prep and Grade 1. A ready-made lesson for use with beginner readers.

It includes:

  • a short text for reading,
  • common small words,
  • 3-letter words such as bug and run,
  • finding the rhyming words,  and
  • writing Yes or No to questions about the story.
  • There are several small line drawings of bugs and spiders.

Who Uses This Item

Parents and any adult can use this easily on a one to one basis or with a small group. It would take two half-hour sittings with two readings of the text.

Children can take it in turns to read. The teacher/tutor can do the first or the second reading alone, depending on the children’s skills.


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