This book contains the fiction title Time Capsule and the non-fiction title Keeping the Past Alive. The Time Capsule When an old classroom is demolished a time capsule is discovered that contains items from 1950. Features of The Time Capsule – First-person narrative – Recount from the past within the story – Key events set in different times Purpose The Time Capsule can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – locating information in a text – responding to text – sequencing the main events Keep the Past Alive Preserving treasures from the past is not easy. Even without use many items will deteriorate over time unless they receive special care. This text explains the processes of deterioration preservation and conservation. Features of Keep the Past Alive – Headings and sub-headings – Bullet points – Photographs with captions – Tables – Specialised vocabulary – Contents page, glossary, index Purpose Keeping the Past Alive can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – finding and interpreting information – synthesising information – making personal connections with the text – using the text as a model for writing.
Themes covered in this book are: Change over time, History, School and Community, Science and Technology
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level23
GenreExplanation | General Narrative
Theme/TopicChange over Time | History | School and Community | Science and Technology
Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making predictions | Prior knowledge | Summarising | synthesising | Text structure