Wacky Wheels is a fast-paced book that takes a light-hearted look at some unusual ways in which wheels are used. It also explains the development of many recreational and sporting uses for wheels. Features of the Book – Alliteration – wheels that are weird, wonderful, or just downright wacky, – Specialised vocabulary – pedal, hobbyhorse, handle, steering, boneshaker, penny-farthing bicycle, unicycle, – Historical and present-day photographs as well as illustrations to support the text, – Contractions – here’s, they’ve, it’s, you’re, there’s, aren’t, – Compound words – hobbyhorse, boneshaker, skateboard, footpath, grandparents, handlebars, – Hyphenation – penny-farthing, ice-skating, in-line, – “Wh” blend – wheels, when, what, why, – Non-fiction text features – introduction, glossary, index, Purpose Wacky Wheels can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – recognising the features of non-fiction texts, – extending vocabulary by using a glossary, – exploring root words, – using text as a model for writing, – exploring compound words.
Themes covered in this book are: Sports, Invention
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)