Finding Your Way (SE)

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In the book Finding Your Way children will learn different ways in navigating their way successfully in different situations. The story follows seasoned traveller John Bonallack as he explains how to manoeuvre your waysuccessfully in each of these situations. He will cover a wide range of questions such as: How do you circumnavigateyour way on the ocean? How do you find your way around out in the desert? and How do you find you way around in a strange city or forest?

The features of this book are:

  • The use of personal narrative and expository text
  • The contents page, glossary, and index
  • The background design that supports the theme
  • Fact files
  • Labelled diagrams
  • Specialised vocabulary:- GPS, sextant, polestar, hemisphere and navigation

Finding Your Way can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Comparing narrative with informational writing
  • Using prior knowledge to make sense of a text
  • Exploring the use of procedural text
  • Understanding the author’s intention
  • Drawing and interpreting maps
  • Retrieving information and displaying it in a different format

Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Physical Science, Maths, Science and Technology

Reading Level:29-30 Sapphire

AuthorJohn Bonallack

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level30

GenreExplanation | Procedure

Theme/TopicAdventure | Maths | Physical Science | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Comparing and contrasting | Prior knowledge | Text structure | Using graphic sources

Page Count32