On the Ball (SE)

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How do balls bounce? What are they made from? How do they help us? On the Ball gives us all the answers to all these questions, and a poem, are found in the book too. Features of the Book – Activity with instructions, – Labelled diagrams, – Poetic language, – Hyphens – Different-shaped in-between table-tennis, – Specialised vocabulary – ball bearings, cork, latex, natural, pulu tree, rubber, sealed, synthetic, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – baseball, basketball, snowballs, – Double consonants – ball, collected, filled, flattens, hitting, less, passing, rolling, – Initial blend “spr” – spreads, springs, – Digraph “ch” – change, children, Purpose On the Ball can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – using the table of contents, chapter headings, glossary, and index to locate information, – paraphrasing and summarising information, – interpreting the information in diagrams charts and graphs, – identifying the use of repetition, rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in texts, – using descriptive language.

Themes covered in this book are: Physical Science, Science and Technology

Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)

AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level2


Guided Reading Level19-20


Theme/TopicScience and Technology | Space

Strategy/SkillsInformation skills | Summarising | Using graphic sources

Page Count32