The Desert Run we follow John Bonallack and his son Dan as they take part in the “toughest footrace on Earth!” This true account of their gruelling run through the Sahara Desert is in the form of a diary with maps to show their progress day by day.
Features of the Book – The diary format, – The safety issues, – Footnotes that provide additional information, – The use of maps, – Distances in parentheses, – The day-by-day progress shown by the maps and the “dog tag”, – Lists to summarise information, – Place names – Casablanca, Ouarzazate, Sahara, Tazzarine, Rissani, Purpose The Desert Run can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using a diary to record information feelings and ideas, – using graphic aids such as maps and graphs to convey information, – exploring specialised vocabulary, – using electronic media to research a topic.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Different Lands, Sports
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level25
GenreDiary | Journal and Log | Recount
Theme/TopicChallenge | Different Lands
Strategy/SkillsUsing graphic sources | Using texts as models for own writing | Vocabulary and word study