Strike is a non-fiction text about drumming and the performance group called Strike. The book includes photographs, diagrams, and instructions for making a simple drum. Features of the Book – Non-fiction text features – photographs, labelled diagrams, glossary, index, – Instructions for making a drum, – Interactive text that asks questions of the reader, – Specialised vocabulary – percussion, musical, echoing, strikers, drumstick, mallet, vibrates, instruments, – Variations on root words such as drum, hit, – Onomatopoeia – bang, crashing, echoing, clapping, thudding, hissing, – Repetition of sentence patterns, – Inclusion of a child to engage the reader, Purpose Strike can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – finding information in a non-fiction text, – extending vocabulary by using a glossary, – following instructions, – exploring sound words, – using charts and diagrams to record important details.
Themes covered in this book are: Science and Technology, Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level23
GenreExplanation | Procedure
Theme/TopicLeisure and Recreation | Science and Technology
Strategy/SkillsFollowing instructions | Information skills | vocabulary and word