Flicking the Switch

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Flicking the Switchinvites the reader to imagine what life was like 150 years ago when there was no electricity. It does this by comparing the life of a boy born in 1851 with the lives of children today. It also provides information about how some modern electrical appliances work. Features of the Book – Non-fiction text features – diagrams, photographs, glossary, index, – Written instructions, – Different illustrative styles for past and present, – Familiar activities and events used to compare past and present, – Use of a child to evoke past times, – Simple explanations of familiar technology, – Specialised vocabulary – electricity, refrigerators, stove, ignition, spiral signals, – Punctuation – question marks, exclamation marks for emphasis, Purpose Flicking the Switch can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – recognising and discussing the organisation of a book, – finding the main idea, – locating important information, – reading and writing procedural text, – making comparisons within a book.

Themes covered in this book are: Science and Technology, History, Invention

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorBrian Birchall

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level2

Fiction/NonfictionNon-fiction

Guided Reading Level22

GenreProcedure

Theme/TopicHistory | Invention | Science and Technology

Strategy/Skillsinformation skiils | main idea | Text structure

Page Count32

ISBN0

Dimensions190x130mm