Escape follows Zimm and Tarek, space travellers on the starship Astra, are carrying out an important mission on a dark dusty planet when they realise that they are not alone and are in serious danger. Features of the Book – Science fiction genre, – Prologue, – A plot that is often developed through dialogue, – Different language structures used by the two main characters, – Sci-fi vocabulary – force field, scanner, trillium, freeze-beams, – Invented names – Tarek, Zimm, Andral, Quod, – Illustrations in cartoon style, Purpose Escape! can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – recognising the distinguishing features of science fiction narrative, – analysing plot structure – problem crisis and resolution, – interpreting specialised vocabulary in context, – building an awareness of the relationship between oral and written language, – using text as a model for students’ own writing, – making judgments about characters from their actions.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Maths, Exploration
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)