High Wire & North Pole Walk Level 25-26

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This book contains the fiction title High Wire and the non-fiction title North Pole Walk.

In High Wire a boy is visiting his cousin in Australia and they go on a camping trip. They learn the importance of safety on a ropes course the hard way. Features of High Wire – First-person narrative – Realistic fiction – Descriptive language – Interaction between the characters Purpose High Wire can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring the factual information in a fiction text – making personal connections with the text – exploring narrative structure and character development – making inferences

In North Pole Walk, British explorer Dave Mill wanted to be the first person to walk alone and unaided to the North Pole. This text describes the problems Dave faced during his journey and explains how the technology he used enabled his support team to rescue him. Features of North Pole Walk – Report – Photographs – Labelled diagrams and maps – Contents page, glossary, index – Fact boxes – Specialised vocabulary -ice floes, pulk Purpose North Pole Walk can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – synthesising information from the text and graphic features – identifying the problems and solutions in a text – reading specialised vocabulary and using a glossary – drawing conclusions from the text.

Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Safety, Exploration, Science and Technology

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorAli Everts/Maggie Lilleby

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level26

GenreGeneral Narrative | Recount

Theme/TopicChallenge | Exploration | Safety | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Drawing conclusions | Information skills | Making connections | Making inferences | synthesising | Text structure | vocabulary and word

Page Count32