Walk Tall is a book that containsan interview with a stilt walker and information about the contemporary and historical use of stilts in different countries. There are fact boxes and maps throughout the text. Features of the Book – Diagrams and maps, – Fact boxes, – Measurements, – Specialised vocabulary – marathons, stilts, and maps throughout the text, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – Bigfoot, footrests, – Double consonants – borrow, called, carry, slipped, stepped, wobble, – Initial blends “pr”, “sp”, and “str” – practise, products, pruners; special, spirits; Stretch, strong, – Multisyllabic words – California, centimetres, kilometres, marathons, important, Purpose Walk Tall can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – using visual, structural, and meaning cues to read unknown words, – using the illustrations to gain a deeper understanding of the text, – exploring problem, resolution, – exploring word families, – using charts and diagrams to record information.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, History, Invention
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)
Guided Reading Level19-20
GenreExplanation | Interview
Theme/TopicChallenge | History | Invention
Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Using graphic sources