Wood Stork Swamp Galapagos Giants Level 25-26

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This book contains the fiction title Wood Stork Swamp and the non-fiction title Galapagos Giants.

In Wood Stork Swamp, the narrator recalls his childhood growing up near a swamp and the events that led to the destruction of the wood storks’ habitat. Features of Wood Stork Swamp – Realistic fiction in the form of a memoir – Descriptive language – Factual information about the wood storks’ habitat – Main events occur over a long period of time Purpose Wood Stork Swamp 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 – sequencing the main events – forming and supporting opinions – discussing the importance of sequence in a narrative

In Galapagos Giants, The Galapagos Islands are home to the giant tortoise the land iguana and the marine iguana. These animals aren’t found anywhere else in the world and this book describes why they’re endangered. Features of Galapagos Giants – Diagram – Fact boxes – Glossary and index – Map – Photographs and illustrations – Specialised vocabulary – breeding, cold-blooded, endangered, equator, extinct, habitats, pests, predators, rarer, sanctuary, scaly, unique Purpose Galapagos Giants can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – drawing conclusions from the text – studying cause and effect – reading to find specific information summarizing and restating information.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Environment, Change over time, Life Science

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorMandy Hager/Rod Morris

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level26

Genreexplanation/report | Historical Fiction

Theme/TopicAnimals and birds | Change over Time | Environment | Life Science

Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Drawing conclusions | Forming opinions | Information skills | Sequencing | Summarising

Page Count32