This book contains the fiction title Night Noises and the non-fiction title Shapes from Nature. Night Noises While staying with his grandfather, John becomes frightened by an owl tapping against his window. Grandpa shows John the owl and tells him a story about how the owl got his feathers. Features of Night Noises – Myth within a realistic narrative – Information about owls – Interaction between the characters – Style of the illustration for the myth Purpose Night Noises can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – making personal connections with the text – discussing the purposes behind myths – exploring dialogue Shapes of Nature This non-fiction text contains stories from around the world that explain phenomena related to the sun and to the birds. Features of Shapes of Nature This nonfiction text contains stories from around the world that explain phenomena related to the sun and to the birds. – Explanations about birds and the Sun that appear in stories and art – Illustrations that support the text – Text boxes to explain specific stories – Tables – Illustrated procedure – Glossary and index Purpose Shapes from Nature can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – gathering information from written and visual texts following the instructions in procedural text – exploring symbolism – understanding the features of a non-fiction text.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, History, Family, The Arts
Reading Level: 23-24 (Silver)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level24
GenreExplanation | General Narrative | Myth and Legend
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Family | History | The Arts
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Dialogue | features of non-fiction | Following instructions | Information skills | Making connections