This book contains the fiction title A Mouse in the House and the non-fiction title Backyard Jungle.
In A Mouse in the House, a visiting mouse saves a young girl from having to wear the new sneakers she dislikes. In return the girl helps the mouse to escape the mousetraps her mother has hidden around the house. Features of A Mouse in the House – Realistic fiction – Direct speech – Problem-solving focus – Information about animal behaviour Purpose A Mouse in the House can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – making predictions – identifying the problems and solutions in a narrative
In Backyard Jungle, many animals and insects live in and around our homes. Some of these creatures are more helpful to us than others. Features of Backyard Jungle – Headings and sub-headings – Labelled illustrations and diagrams – Fact files and charts – Photographs (including closeups) – Activity with instructions Purpose Backyard Jungle can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring and using the features of non-fiction texts – using prior knowledge – summarising and synthesising information.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Problem solving, Life Science, Neighbourhood
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level22
GenreGeneral Narrative | Report
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Life Science | neighbourhoods | Problem Solving
Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making predictions | Prior knowledge | Summarising | synthesising | Text structure