This book contains the fiction title Stuck! and the non-fiction title Tunnel Under the Sea. Stuck! A boy becomes trapped in the lift at his grandmother’s apartment building. He stays calm and uses the emergency phone to call a rescue team. Features of Stuck! – Narrative text with action and dialogue – Character development – Fictional first-person recount – Sequence of events – Theme of problem solving under pressure Purpose Stuck! can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated nonfiction title – exploring character development – determining the author’s purpose – discussing problem solving in a narrative text Tunnel under the Sea How do you get from England to France without using a plane or a boat? Engineers came up with the idea of digging a tunnel under the sea. This title examines the many problems faced in this project and the solution that the engineers provided. Features of Tunnel under the Sea – Photographs and illustrations – Graphs, cross-sectional diagrams, map – Captions and labels – Problem/solution format – Specialised vocabulary – Report structure Purpose Tunnel under the Sea can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using graphic sources of information – retrieving and classifying information from a text – identifying the problems and solutions in a text.
Themes covered in this book are: Problem Solving, Safety, Science and Technology
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level25
GenreExplanation | Realistic Fiction
Theme/TopicProblem Solving | Safety | Science and Technology
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Character study | Information skills | Text structure | Using graphic sources