Horse Power

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In Horse Power, readers learn about the different parts of a horse, how horses communicate, and the kinds of jobs that horses do. The last chapter is about taking a horse for a ride. Features of the Book – Non-fiction text features – fact boxes, sub-headings, labelled diagrams, glossary, index, – Compound words – fingernails, horseshoes, workhorses, cowboys, cowgirls, wheelchairs, racehorses, – Contractions – they’ll, I’ll, it’s, don’t, doesn’t, – Opportunities to make comparisons such as past and present, wild and tame, Purpose Horse Power can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making connections between children’s experiences and the text, – extending vocabulary by using a glossary, – exploring compound words, – forming and supporting opinions, – finding information in a non-fiction text.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Pets

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorJane Buxton

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level21


Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Pets

Strategy/SkillsForming opinions | Making connections | vocabulary and word

Page Count32