Land of the Dragons follows Writer and photographer Rod Morris as he combines legend and personal narrative to provide a fascinating factual account of the Komodo dragon – the world’s biggest lizard. Features of the Book – The combination of fact and fiction, – The use of personal narrative and legend, – Descriptive language – long-lost; flickering; rulers of the island; forked; hot on his tail; buried treasure, – The use of italics, – The use of a map and inset, – Design features – chapter headings dragon motif to end chapters, – The comparison with dragons from fairy tales, Purpose Land of the Dragons can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – comparing and contrasting different writing styles and genres, – identifying the author’s purpose for writing, – interpreting and using graphic information, – using electronic media for further research.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Life Science
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level26
GenreMyth and Legend | Recount
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Life Science
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Comparing and contrasting | Using graphic sources