Cat Talk explains how cats communicate with one another and with people. The book describes a range of feline actions and gives the reasons behind them.
Features of the Book – Headings and sub-headings, – The use of parentheses to give additional information, – Questions addressed to the reader, – Illustrations that enhance the meaning of the text, – Precise descriptive language, – The personal nature of the writing, – Subtle humour, – The “cat talk” in quotation marks, Purpose Cat Talk can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – recognising the features of non-fiction especially the organisation of material, – relating what students read to their own experiences and observations, – distinguishing between fact and opinion, – using a text as a springboard to further research, – recognising the author’s purpose and point of view.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Communication
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level24
GenreExplanation | Report
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Communication
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Fact and opinion | features of non-fiction | Making connections