This book contains the fiction title Stage Fright and the non-fiction title Heather’s Story.
In Stage Fright, a young girl is overcome by nerves when she has to read aloud in class, but she finds a way of coping with her problem. Features of the Text – Third-person narrative – Realistic fiction – Character development – Direct speech – Interaction between characters Purpose Stage Fright can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title; – exploring narrative structure and character development; – identifying the problems and solutions in a narrative; – making predictions.
In Heather’s Story, Heather’s life changed forever when she was badly burnt in a fire. The story and photographs recount her recovery and show her amazing attitude towards life. Features of the Text – Biography – Report – Photographs and illustrations – Contents page, glossary, index – Headings – Fact boxes Purpose Heather’s Story can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: -synthesising information from the text and graphic features; – making personal connections with the text.
Themes covered in this book are: Overcoming Obstacles, School and Community, Character education
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level27
GenreGeneral Narrative | Report
Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Overcoming Obstacles | School and Community
Strategy/Skillsexploring narrative structure | Making predictions | problem and solution