Keep Out is a story of two boys searching for adventure discover an out-of-bounds building site and begin exploring it on their bikes. The boys encounter some frightening situations, including a trip to the local police station and facing up to angry parents. Features of the Book – Fast-moving action-packed story line, – The theme of breaking the rules and facing consequences, – First person narrative – orientation, problem, climax, resolution, conclusion, – The movement and emotion in the illustrations, – The use of italics for emphasis, – Colloquial language – Brat-boy; You … are worse than slime; Life’s cool, Purpose Keep Out can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – relating ideas and events in the text to students’ own experiences, – making predictions based on text and illustrations, – exploring the consequences of characters’ actions, – discussing the author’s intention, – investigating the structure of an adventure narrative, – comparing different authors’ treatment of the same concept.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Leisure and Recreation, Physical Science, Safety
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level28
Theme/TopicAdventure | Character Education | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Making connections | Making predictions | Prior knowledge