So You Want to move a Building is an informational text that contains two stories about moving buildings – Moving the cabin and Hotel on Wheels. Features of the Book – The contents page. – Two stories in one book. – The labelled diagrams. – The numbered steps for the process. – The use of bold, coloured type for effect. – The specialised vocabulary – “telescopic boom”, “bogies”, “rams”, “road wheels”, and “pad feet”. – The use of ellipses -“Up … up … up.”; -The simile “standing like a huge insect.” Purpose So You Want to Move a Building? can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: -understanding the function, feature, and category of new words encountered in the story; -discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding; -discussing the organisational structure of the text; -using diagrams, charts, and other illustrations to support writing.
Themes covered in this book are: Science and Technology
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicSchool and Community | Weather
Strategy/SkillsText structure | Using graphic sources | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145