Sky Rider is an informational text which describes the thrills and excitement of sky surfing with extreme-sports enthusiast, Logan Shipgood. The layout and photographs provide a clear explanation of the process that Logan goes through to learn and perfect his technique. Features of the Book – The combination of fact and opinion, – The layout of photographs to emphasise movement, – Sequences of detailed photographs, – Procedural text, – The use of similes – like a great, green pancake, – Specialised vocabulary in bold type – canopy, pilot chute, altimeter, jumpsuit, Purpose Skyrider can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using context clues and prior knowledge to determine meaning, – distinguishing between fact and opinion, – creating a glossary, – exploring the use of figurative language, – writing and following procedural text.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Leisure and Recreation, Physical Science, Safety
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
GenreProcedure | Recount
Theme/TopicAdventure | Leisure and Recreation | Physical Science
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Fact and opinion | Prior knowledge