Strange Creatures is a story about Tarek and Zimm who are intergalactic explorers from the starship Astra. Fresh from an adventure with the Andrals, they begin to explore a strange planet in the Terron star system. Zimm is excited because this planet looks a lot like Earth. Features of the Book – Science fiction genre, – Sequel to Escape!, – The style of the illustrations, – The prologue and introduction to characters on page 3, – Different language structures used by the two main characters, – Sci-fi vocabulary – shuttle, scanner, freeze-beam, sensors, Terron, Purpose Strange Creatures can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – discussing the features of the science fiction genre, – using text and picture clues as aids to prediction, – considering the consequences of characters’ actions, – looking at how the author has defined the main characters.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Exploration, Maths
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level24
Theme/TopicAdventure | Exploration | Maths
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Cause and effect | Making predictions