What Can You Do with an Elephant House is a tale of two students get an opportunity to make a difference in their community. Children will love reading this book as they will learn about writing proposals and planning and carrying out a project at the City Zoo.
Features of this book are:
- An example of the problem-solving process
- The use of historic photographs to set the scene
- The example of a chronological report
- The transactional writing
- The use of brainstorming to set priorities
- Thought bubbles, sketch map, and lists
- The use of different typefaces for effect.
What Can You Do with an Elephant House? can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:
- Writing a proposal
- Using chapter headings as clues to content
- Retrieving information from a text
- Discussing the pros and cons of a course of action
- Using diagrams to present information.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Problem Solving, School and Community
Reading Level: 31++ (Black)
Guided Reading Level30
GenrePersuasive Writing | Procedure | Recount
Theme/TopicChallenge | Problem Solving | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsForming opinions | Information skills | Using graphic sources