Riding The Steam Train – EA-FL

Riding The Steam Train – EA-FL
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In Riding the Steam Train the reader follows Rose and Michael as they take their first ride on a steam train. The children learn how steam can make such a big train move and they tell the reader what they have learnt from this fantastic experience.

The features of this book are:

  • Written information presented in a variety of ways.
  • The use of photographs to support the text.
  • A variety of punctuation cues.
  • The use of the “ing” word ending to create the present continuous.
  • The use of compound words:- “fireman”, “firebox”, “smokestack”, “platform”, and “countryside”.
  • The use of contractions:- “it’s” and “he’s”.

Riding the Steam Train can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies:

  • Discussing the organisational structure of the text
  • Discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding
  • Using diagrams, charts, and other illustrations to support writing. 

Themes covered in this book are: Transportation, Science and Technology, Change over time

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorClare Bowes

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level22


Theme/TopicChange over Time | Science and Technology | Transportation

Strategy/SkillsText structure | Using graphic sources | vocabulary and word

Page Count16

Word Count431


Dimensions165 x 145