In Hang In There Oscar Martin we follow Oscar Martin, who isn’t a very good reporter (or photographer), and the school newspaper is suffering. The situation worsens when a neighbouring school starts publishing its own newspaper. Oscar is given the task of finding a news story to save the Redmond School News. Features of the Book – The pun in the title, – The example of a newspaper article, – Informal speech – Oh yeah?, Boy! – The humour in Oscar’s writing, – The irony in the way Oscar saves the day, – Misleading headlines – Children Run as Greengrocer Waves Knife, – Specialised vocabulary – chief editor, headline, reporter, shot, zoom lens, printer, ready, Purpose Hang in there Oscar Martin! can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – drawing on students’ prior experience, – identifying the problem in the story, – distinguishing between the main idea and supporting details, – conducting effective interviews, – distinguishing between fact and opinion.
Themes covered in this book are: School and Community, The media, Humour
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level25
Theme/TopicHumour | School and Community | The Media
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Making connections | Prior knowledge