The Refugees (SE)

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The Refugees is a beautifully illustrated and written story that children will love reading. It tells the tale of a boy and his older sister who are forced to leave their home after soldiers burn their house to the ground. The children are then separated from the rest of their family and they have to make the long journey to a refugee camp by themselves.

The features of this book are:

  • The relevant contemporary theme
  • First person point of view
  • The realistic illustrations
  • The strong emotions of the characters
  • The use of simile eg: forlorn as a foghorn, like a dog’s howl
  • The use of metaphor eg: furnace of anger
  • Alternatives to the word said eg: announced, replied, muttered, whispered

The Refugees can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Identifying with a character in the story
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions and supporting them with evidence from the text
  • Identifying problems and resolutions within a text
  • Interpreting and analysing characters’ emotions and actions
  • Innovating on text

Themes covered in this book are: Character education, Overcoming obstacles, Different Lands

Reading Level: 31++ (Black)

AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


Guided Reading Level30

GenreRealistic Fiction

Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Different Lands | Overcoming Obstacles

Strategy/SkillsDrawing conclusions | Making connections | Making inferences | Text structure

Page Count32