When I Was Young and Uncle Bill’s Secret Wishhave letters in common. When I Was Young is a tall story told through letters between Karen and her various relatives about going to school in the olden days. The second story relates the frustration of Wild Bill Miggs, who always receives the wrong kind of mail. Features of the Book – The common element of letters, – A range of typefaces, – The page layout in the form of letters, – Punctuation – ellipses, parentheses, exclamation marks – The contents page, – The styles of the illustrations, – The tall tale genre, Purpose When I Was Young and Wild Bill’s Secret Wish can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – drawing on prior experience to make sense of a text, – discussing the use of exaggeration, – reading aloud with appropriate pace and expression, – recognising that authors organise text in different ways for different purposes, – locating meanings and derivations of words.
Themes covered in this book are: Communication, Humour
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level26
Genreemail/letter/postcard | Tall Tale
Theme/TopicCommunication | Humour
Strategy/SkillsFigurative language | Fluency | Prior knowledge