Endurance (SE)

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This is a story of the Endurance. Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men sailed from England on the Endurance in August 1914. Their goal was to cross the Antarctic via the South Pole. The expedition was stranded when pack ice destroyed their ship. This true story tells their remarkable tale of survival.

The features of this book are:

  • Technical vocabulary: ice floe, ballast, tiller, sextant, caulk
  • The use of historical photographs
  • The use of both descriptive narrative and diary excerpts
  • The theme of survival against all odds
  • The various ways information is presented: epilogue, timeline, glossary, index, captioned photographs, maps, and fact files
  • The features of the layout that set the scene: engravings, photograph corners, banner headings, watery background images

Endurance can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Locating and summarising main ideas
  • Using a contents page, glossary, and index effectively
  • Using evidence in a text to support interpretations and points of view

Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, History, Exploration, Adventure, Journeys

Reading Level: 31++ (Black)



AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


Guided Reading Level30


Theme/TopicAdventure | Challenge | Exploration | History | Journeys

Strategy/SkillsDescriptive language | Making inferences | Point of view | Visualising

Page Count32