In Free Fall, Kathy Basalaj describes how she came to take part in the big one – one hundred women trying for the world record free-fall jump. This book outlines Kathy’s skydiving experiences, the training and preparation for the free-fall jump, and the exhilaration when the judges confirm the new record. Features of the Book – Recount genre, – Fact boxes, – The use of illustrations and photographs, – The information page on clothing and flying positions, – Specialised vocabulary – dirt diving, lead plane, stamp men, free-fall formation, – Colloquial language – Wow! Yeah! OK! Yahoo!, – Sequences of photographs to suggest movement. Purpose Free Fall can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – activating students’ prior knowledge, – setting a purpose for reading, – interpreting labelled and captioned diagrams, – discussing the effectiveness of design and the organisation of information, – recalling a sequence of events, – creating a glossary for specialised vocabulary.
Themes covered in this book are: Leisure and recreation, Challenge, Safety
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)
Guided Reading Level28
GenreMemoir | Recount
Theme/TopicChallenge | Leisure and Recreation | Safety
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Information skills | Prior knowledge | Sequencing