This book contains the fiction title The Tower and the non-fiction title Lost in the Dark.
In The Tower, Ren and Zaila have tried to reach the tower many times. This time they’re determined to make it. Many obstacles lie ahead including guards underground tunnels and a Jet Ski patrol. Features of The Tower – Action-packed plot – Dialogue – Sequence of events – Third-person narrative – Futuristic setting and illustrations – Surprise ending Purpose The Tower can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring narrative structure – making inferences – identifying the sequence of events
In Lost in the Dark, Brent goes on a hiking trip and he becomes separated from his group and spends an anxious night lost on the mountain. A search and rescue operation begins and Brad is eventually found tired and hungry but safe. Features of Lost in the Dark – Fact boxes – Timeline and twenty-four-hour clock – Map and key – Personal recount – Newspaper article – Glossary and index Purpose Lost in the Dark can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making personal connections with the text – summarising information from the text and graphic features – exploring the features of a non-fiction text.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Challenge, Leisure and Recreation, The media, Safety
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level27
GenreFantasy | report/recount
Theme/TopicAdventure and challenge | Chakllenge | Leisure and Recreation | Safety | The Media
Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making connections | Making inferences | Sequencing | Summarising | Text structure | Using graphic sources