The Inventors Diary (SE)

The Inventors Diary (SE)
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The Inventor’s Diary recounts four children’s attempts to make a marble track. Features of the Book – The diary form of writing. – The daily stages of recording, using the pattern”On Monday” and so on. – The use of “but”, “now”, and “so” as indicatorsof progress in problem solving. – The reproduced computer diary entries. – The children’s diagrams. – The vocabulary that communicates success – “looped”, “jumped”, “whizzed”, and “clattered”. – The logical steps of hypothesis, experiment, design, and modification. – The use of prepositions – “around”, “along”, “across”, “over”, and “into”. Purpose The Inventors’ Diary 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 the relationship between cause and effect within the story; -recognising the features of different genres; -writing about the steps in a procedure.

Themes covered in this book are: Problem solving, Invention

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesLM Literacy

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level22

Theme/TopicProblem Solving

Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Sequencing | Text structure

Page Count16

Word Count391


Dimensions165 x 145