In Brave As, Matt has a lot on his mind – like the speech he has to give in class that day and the strange phone call from Jules the school bully. But as Matt begins to confront and resolve each problem life doesn’t seem so bad after all.
Features of the Book – The perspectives in the illustrations, – The facial expressions and body language of the characters, – Matt’s “built-in picture screen”, – The special nature of Matt’s speech problem, – The different ideas of bravery, – Thought bubbles, – The humour of the author’s style, – Descriptive language – A tide of red flooded his skin; My body and mind were unplugged, Purpose Brave As can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – relating ideas and events to students’ own experiences, – predicting possible outcomes, – clarifying complex concepts, – describing the mental images evoked by the text, – identifying and discussing inflected forms of verbs, – comparing different texts by the same author.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Personal Change, Character Education
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)
Guided Reading Level30
Theme/TopicChallenge | Character Education | Personal Change
Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Comprehension strategies | Making connections | Making predictions | Visualising