City Lights & Expect the Unexpected Level 27-28

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This book contains the fiction title City Lights and the non-fiction title Expect the Unexpected.

In City Lights, Tor is visiting his aunt in the city. He discovers that city life is completely different from his home in the desert. Features of City Lights – Third-person narrative – Dialogue – Interaction between the characters – Sequence of events – Descriptive language Purpose City Lights can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – discussing the importance of sequence in a narrative – making personal connections with the text – exploring dialogue – responding to the text

In Expect the Unexpected, Writer and adventurer John Bonallack travels to Papua New Guinea to help write and publish books for a local school. One trip is more of an adventure then he expected! Features of Expect the Unexpected – Recount – Captioned photographs – Maps – Fact box – Contents page, glossary, index Purpose Expect the Unexpected can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – finding information in photographs and maps – analysing the theme – summarising and restating information – identifying the problems and solutions in a text – making personal connections with the text.

Themes covered in this book are: Journeys, Adventure, Family, Neighbourhood, Different Lands

Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)

AuthorJanice Marriott | John Bonallack

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level27

GenreMemoir | Realistic Fiction

Theme/TopicAdventure | Different Lands | Family | Journeys | Neighbourhood

Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Dialogue | Information skills | Making connections | Sequencing | Summarising | Using graphic sources

Page Count32