A Tree Falls Down & Helpful or Harmful? Lvl 25-26

A Tree Falls Down & Helpful or Harmful? Lvl 25-26

This book contains the fiction title A Tree Falls Down and the non-fiction title Helpful or Harmful?

A Tree Falls Down is aplay about five animals who live in the forest are worrying about the effects of a fallen tree that is blocking their stream. They all work together to help solve the problem. Features ofA Tree Falls Down – Plot, characters, setting – Sequence of events – Play script conventions, such as italics for stage directions – Problem solving Purpose A Tree Falls Down can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title; – exploring the conventions and language of drama; – practising reading aloud with pace and expression; – exploring character development. Helpful or Harmful?

Helpful or Harmful is anon-fiction text describes the relationships between various forest plants and animals, explaining why they are helpful or harmful. Features ofHelpful or Harmful? – Report – Contents page, glossary, index – Fact boxes – Photographs with captions – Glossary words in bold text – Diagram – Specialised vocabulary – deciduous, ecosystem, photosynthesis, producers, consumers, recyclers, parasites, habitats Purpose Helpful or Harmful? can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: exploring specialised vocabulary; exploring cause and effect; restating the information in a text.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Problem solving, Life Science

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorJohn Parker/Nic Bishop

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level26


Theme/TopicAnimals and birds | Habitats | Life Science | Problem Solving

Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | character studey | Fluency | Summarising

Page Count32