In The Magic Noodle Show, Mrs Pole has invited the children’s parents to come to school to talk about their jobs. Hong thinks this is a bad idea. His parents don’t speak English very well and they’re too busy at the restaurant. This story shows how Hong changed his opinion when he learned about his grandfather’s special skill.
Features of the Book – Information about different cultures, – Character development within the story, – The use of adjectives to describe feelings – worried, surprised, nervous, puzzled, proud, – Exploring a problem and its resolution in a story, Purpose The Magic Noodle Show can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – identifying a problem and predicting outcomes, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – forming and supporting opinions, – exploring the conventions of direct speech, – writing for a specific purpose or audience, – exploring the ways in which different skills are valued in communities.
Themes covered in this book are: Food, Personal change, family
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicFamily | Food | Personal Change
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Dialogue | Forming opinions | Making Judgments | Making predictions | Using texts as models for own writing