This book contains the fiction title Legend of Pheidippides and the non-fiction title The Marathon Run. The Legend of Pheidippides A serious young runner is sent to Athens to inform the people about the outcome of a battle between the Greeks and Persians at Marathon. Features of The Legend of Pheidippides – Recount of a legend – Narrative – Setting, plot, characters, sequence of events – Map with enlargement and scale Purpose The Legend of Pheidippides can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – identifying the features of a legend – exploring narrative structure and character development The Marathon Run The legend of Pheidippides’ run from Athens has led to a number of modern marathons. For serious runners, the training is very difficult and the competition intense. This text describes some famous marathons and gives instructions for organising a fun run. Features of The Marathon Run – Report – Procedural text – Fact boxes – Maps and keys – Tables – Bullet points Purpose A Marathon Run can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using questions to focus reading summarising and synthesising information – using the features of non-fiction texts to locate information.
Themes covered in this book are: Sports, Challenge, History, Ancient Peoples
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level25
GenreMyth and Legend | Report
Theme/TopicAncient Peoples | Challenge | History | Sports
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Character study | Information skills | Summarising | synthesising | Text structure