Guided Reading Story: Tale of a Singing Zebra

Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra is a delightful nine part guided reading story about following your dreams, making friends and seeking adventure. The online story has been developed to make learning to read enjoyable and fun for emerging readers. Use the story with your interactive whiteboard or computer, at school or at home.


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The story comes complete with guided reading discussion sheets that can be used to discuss the story before and after reading each part. In addition, there are also printable literacy worksheets focusing on specific learning objectives (e.g. capital letters, full stops and words that rhyme).

Part One: The Worst Zoo in the World

Meet Roy the zebra in the worst zoo in the world. Roy loves to sing, dance and roll around, but he's not allowed. Poor Roy! George visits the zoo and meets Roy.

Part Two: The Great Escape

George feels sad for Roy and together they plan the 'great escape'. Lucy the elephant helps.

Part Three: The Zebra Warp Drive

The search begins for Roy's herd. George discovers the 'zebra warp drive' and how to drive a tractor.

Part Four: The Big City

Roy and George get lost! What's that in the distance? Roy and George join in with a carnival and have lots of fun.

Part Five: The Movies

Roy's great singing gets him a job in a movie. Roy and George do a stunt, but when are they going to find the herd?

Part Six: Frank

Roy and George help Frank find his holiday bus. Roy and George get a free ride to a safari park.

Part Seven: The Safari Park

Welcome to the 'World's Greatest Safari Park', but where are the zebras? Roy and George meet Uncle Tom.

Part Eight: How to Find the Herd

Uncle Tom teaches Roy how to use his nose to find the herd. Roy and George set off at high speed.

Part 9: The Big Twitch

Roy knows how to find the herd. He's following his twitchy nose, but will he find them?

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