Bridging the Gap

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In Bridging the Gap, we talk to bridge expert Steve Miller who explores the topic of bridges with the help of a team of student engineers. The book shows the reader whether they are big or small all bridges are important – they “bridge the gap” and help us get to where we want to go.

The features of Bridging the Gap are:

  • Factual information presented in a narrative style
  • Contents page, glossary, and index
  • Labelled diagrams
  • Specialised vocabulary:- span, truss, stringer
  • The bridge challenge in each chapter
  • The model for a scientific investigation
  • The varied layout:- photographs, diagrams, fact files, different typefaces
  • Additional information in fact files
  • Background images to support meaning

Bridging the Gap can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Making links between students’ experiences and information in the book
  • Previewing photographs and text
  • Discussing the use of labelled diagrams
  • Using a glossary to clarify vocabulary
  • Identifying and summarising main ideas
  • Following procedural text

Themes covered in this book are: Science and Technology, Physical Science, Problem Solving

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorSteve Miller

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level25

GenreExplanation | Report

Theme/TopicPhysical Science | Problem Solving | Science and Technology

Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making connections | Summarising | Using graphic sources

Page Count32