The Cool Treasure is a story about Mike who finds a diary in the basement of his new house. It was written in 1944 and contains clues about some treasure that was hidden by the writer of the diary. Mike reads the diary and follows the clues.
Features of the Cool Treasure Book – Mystery, – Excerpts from a diary in letter form, – Descriptions of life in the 1940s, – Play on words – cool treasure, – Specialised vocabulary – blackout, coal chute, food stamps, electric icebox, Purpose The Cool Treasure can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – making, confirming, and revising predictions, – determining an author’s purpose, – interpreting specialised vocabulary in context, – using a text as a springboard for further research, – using a diary to record information feelings and ideas, – identifying and using various sources such as diaries to reconstruct the past.
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Themes covered in this book are: Change over time, Problem solving, Relationships
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicChange over Time | Problem Solving | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Making predictions | Using texts as models for own writing | Vocabulary and word study