Corn Crazy

Marilyn Woolley

Corn Crazy

Marilyn Woolley






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy

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About this text:

Title:Corn Crazy
Synopsis:  Corn Crazy explains different ways corn can be eaten and used, and how and where it grows. It describes the history of corn and its importance globally.
Year level(s): 1  2  3
Reading level: 25
Text type: Explanation
Curriculum link: Science: Biological sciences. Health and Physical Education: Food and nutrition
Content vocabulary:
cob corn syrup enchiladas fertilised harvested harvests hull husk kernels nachos products silage starch syrup tortillas vegetable
High frequency words:
Key concepts: Corn is an important food source and is used to make many other products. In some places, corn harvests are celebrated
Reading strategies: Using diagrams and maps to gain information from the text
Phonics: Identifying the /oo/ sound made by u as in fluid
Paired text: The Great Corn Invention
Supporting material: Lesson Plan - Corn Crazy / The Great Corn Invention
Series: Flying Start to Literacy
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