The World Of Dummies providesthe reader an informative look at the different ways dummies have helped people since ancient times. From crash test dummies and store mannequins to Egyptian kings, a Chinese emperor, and Madame Tussaud’s waxworks. Features of the Book – Humour, – Interactive text that asks questions of the reader, – Specialised vocabulary – dummy, Egyptian, mannequins, museum, pyramid, tomb, wax, Word Study Opportunities – Compound words – crossbows, dressmakers, wetsuit, – Initial blends “cr”, “pr”, and “tr” – crash, cross; practise, pretend; train, treasure, – Multisyllabic words – complaining, information, interesting, mannequins, practising, pyramid. Purpose The World of Dummies can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – recognising the features of non-fiction text, – identifying the main idea and supporting detail, – using the photographs and illustrations to gain a deeper understanding of the text, – using knowledge of the words in compound words to predict meaning, – writing to communicate information.
Themes covered in this book are: History, Science and Technology
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level21
GenreExplanation | Graphic Text
Theme/TopicHistory | Science and Technology | Weather
Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | main idea | Using graphic sources